TORONTO, April 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV) is pleased to announce it has launched the first Pocket Gamer Connects Digital (“PGC Digital”) conference, taking place this week from April  6 - 10, 2020 on its online event platform.

Pocket Gamer Connects is the leading B2B mobile games event series with live (and now digital) events, conferences and networking opportunities taking place throughout the year and across the globe. Given the current environment has resulted in live events being cancelled or postponed, including Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle in May 2020, the Pocket Gamer team quickly pivoted to reimagine and launch its live event in a completely new format. Feedback from its valued mobile gaming community and sponsors has been positive to date, proving early that a digital format can be complimentary to the live events. Enthusiast Gaming is already in the early stages on planning its 2nd PGC Digital event this summer.

PGC Digital has attracted an impressive lineup of global industry leaders from brands like Riot Gaming, Zynga, Voodoo, King and Sony Pictures to name a few. Sponsors and media partners include: AWS, Unreal Engine, App Lovin, App Tutti and Super Sonic.

PGC Digital is an important opportunity to move some of our live events online, while continuing to connect and serve our thriving mobile gaming communities. We are excited to launch PGC Digital and make it easier for industry leaders and mobile gaming enthusiasts to meet, learn and network,” commented Adrian Montgomery, CEO of Enthusiast Gaming. Social distancing has required the team to rethink how we can continue to provide unique opportunities for people to connect through their shared passion for gaming, and we are encouraged by the initial success of the online event format.”

PGC Digital #1 features seven core tracks led by global expert speakers on focused industry topics – Live Ops Landscape; Monetiser; Global Trends; Developer Toolkit; The Growth Track; Big Screen Gaming and Game Maker Insights – as well as additional fringe content The Very Big Indie Pitch both mobile and PC & console editions, Publisher SpeedMatch, and Investor Connector. Sessions are either in presentation or panel discussion format.

For more information or to register for PG Digital visit https://www.pgconnects.com/digital/

PG Connects is an international series of B2B events for the mobile games industry. With events in London, Hong Kong, Seattle, Helsinki and the Middle East, PC Connects is a leading mobile gaming event series worldwide. First held in London in 2014, it’s now the biggest mobile games industry event in Europe, as well as the biggest for games overall in territories that include the U.K. and Scandinavia.

About Enthusiast Gaming

Enthusiast Gaming (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV) is building the world’s largest platform of communities for gamers and esports fans. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company’s business is comprised of three main pillars: Media, Events and Esports. Enthusiast Gaming’s digital media platform includes approximately 100 gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels which collectively reach 160 million visitors monthly. The Media platform generates over 30 billion ad requests and nearly a billion views per month. Enthusiast’s esports division, Luminosity Gaming, is a leading global esports franchise that consists of 7 professional esports teams under ownership and management, including the Vancouver Titans Overwatch team and the Seattle Surge Call of Duty team. Collectively, the integrated ecosystem reaches over 200 million gaming enthusiasts on a monthly basis. Enthusiast Gaming’s entertainment division, EG Live, owns and operates Canada’s largest gaming expo, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, EGLX, (eglx.com) and the largest mobile gaming event in Europe, Pocket Gamer Connects (www.pgconnects.com). For more information on the Company visit www.enthusiastgaming.com. For more information on Luminosity Gaming visit luminosity.gg.

For further information: Enthusiast Gaming Contact, Alex Macdonald, CFO, 416.623.9326

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT:

Julia Becker
Head, Investor Relations & Marketing
(604) 785-0850
jbecker@enthusiastgaming.com

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