Enthusiast Gaming’s Pocket Gamer Connects Virtual Conference Posts Record Numbers

TORONTO, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV) is pleased to announce record breaking registration at its most recent mobile games virtual event, Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #5 (“PGCD #5”), demonstrating the Company’s continued success pivoting its events and entertainment business to be able to thrive in a virtual format. Recently, Enthusiast Gaming was ranked by Comscore in the Gaming Information category as #1 in the United States in total unique visitor traffic for mobile web and mobile video, which are the fastest growing and most lucrative channels in digital advertising. The Pocket Gamer community is just one of many video game communities that make up Enthusiast Gaming’s platform that engages with 300 million gamers worldwide every month.
Over 1,500 mobile industry delegates, representing over 800 companies across 71 countries tuned in to PGCD #5 over five days last month – all record numbers. Delegates listened to 250+ speakers across 16 diverse tracks covering a broad spectrum of the industry, with an emphasis on game developers and publishers. Throughout PGCD #5, over 3,300 organized meetings were held online. Further, due to its unique position at the crossroads of the mobile games industry, Pocket Gamer Connects (“PGC”) continues to attract an A list of sponsors and industry supporters including Facebook, Firebase (Google), MoPub (Twitter), Unity, Xsolla, Kwalee, CrazyLabs, JoyPac, among many more influential industry players.Adrian Montgomery, CEO of Enthusiast Gaming commented, “I want to congratulate our Pocket Gamer team on another successful virtual event. With each additional virtual event we host, Enthusiast Gaming continues to grow and strengthen its audience and reach within the mobile games industry, allowing us to expand programming and reach new tier 1 sponsors.”The Pocket Gamer community includes avid mobile gamers, developers (including indies), publishers and more than 26,000 industry professionals worldwide have attended the international conference series, PGC, since 2014 in the UK, Canada, USA, Finland, Hong Kong, Jordan and India as well as through virtual events. PGC provides an important platform for mobile gaming enthusiasts to connect, engage and interact, while providing valuable industry leading expert content and discussion around the mobile gaming scene. PGCD #6 is scheduled for April 19-23, 2021. For more information or to register for PGC Digital visit https://www.pgconnects.com/digital/.About Enthusiast GamingEnthusiast Gaming (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV) is building the world’s largest social network of communities for gamers and esports fans that reaches over 300 million gaming enthusiasts on a monthly basis. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company’s business is comprised of four main pillars: Esports, Content, Talent and Entertainment. Enthusiast Gaming’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. Enthusiast’s gaming content division includes 2 of the top 20 gaming media and entertainment video brands with BCC Gaming and Arcade Cloud, reaching more than 50MM unique viewers a month across 9 YouTube pages, 8 Snapchat shows and related Facebook, Instagram and TikTok accounts. Its 100 gaming-related websites including The Sims Resource, Destructoid, and The Escapist collectively generate 1.1 billion page views monthly. Enthusiast’s talent division works with nearly 1,000 YouTube creators generating nearly 3 billion views a month working with leading gamer talent such as Pokimane, Flamingo, Anomaly, and The Sidemen. Enthusiast’s entertainment business includes Canada’s largest gaming expo, EGLX (eglx.com), and the largest mobile gaming event in Europe, Pocket Gamer Connects (pgconnects.com). For more information on the Company visit enthusiastgaming.com. For more information on Luminosity Gaming visit luminosity.gg.Contacts:
Enthusiast Gaming – Eric Bernofsky
Chief Corporate Officer
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Media Relations – ID
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