Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., an esports entertainment and online gambling operator, today announced that it has finalized the binding agreement to acquire Esports Gaming League (“EGL”) and expects the deal to close prior to January 8, 2021.
EGL is a B2B-centric provider of live and online events and tournaments where gamers can compete and enjoy a wide range of content relating to esports and video games on a proprietary technology platform with over 350K registered gamers. Services include full turnkey esports events, live broadcast production, game launches, and online branded tournaments.
“We are excited to finalize this acquisition and continue to expand EGL’s presence here in North America,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “In addition to our announcements with the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Philadelphia Union we are in discussions with many additional sporting organizations that are interested in exploring the ways that they can engage their fanbases through esports.”
“We are extremely excited to be joining the Esports Entertainment Group family, it will give us an opportunity to push our technology and resources to further grow our client roster,” commented Glen Elliott, CEO of EGL. “The vision Grant has around building an esports ecosystem is visionary for the industry and EGL is a perfect fit.”