Newark, New Jersey and Los Angeles, California – August 5, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) (or the “Company”) has signed a partnership agreement with the Los Angeles Chargers (“Chargers”) to be the NFL franchise’s official esports tournament platform provider. As part of the new multi-year agreement, the Company will operate co-branded esports tournaments annually for the Chargers utilizing its Esports Gaming League (“EGL”) platform. Additionally, the Chargers have taken an equity stake in Esports Entertainment Group.
“We continue to gain strong traction among top-tier professional sports franchises with our industry-leading tournament platform,” said Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “We are delighted to expand our reach in the NFL through our partnership with the Chargers. Our robust tournament platform will help the Chargers strengthen connections with their fans, while providing new avenues for engagement.”
As a proud partner of the Chargers, the Company will leverage player imagery within the Chargers’ local market and will also work with the Chargers to promote the tournaments in extensive ongoing digital marketing efforts spanning social, email, mobile, and online channels.
“The popularity of esports amongst our fans provides a great opportunity for our team to create deeper connections and meaningful engagements,” said Chargers Chief Revenue Officer Jim Rushton. “We think the Chargers Gaming Tournaments will be very popular with our fans and a fun way to compete in