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Enthusiast Gaming Closes Acquisition of “The Sims Resource”

TORONTO, April 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (EGLX.V) (EGHIF), (“Enthusiast” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce today, that it has closed the  acquisition of 100% of the assets of The Sims Resource (“TSR”) from Generatorhallen AB and IBIBI HB, as previously announced in its press release dated January 7, 2019.

Enthusiast expects to realize the revenue of TSR beginning in Q2 2019 following the closing and integration on the Enthusiast platform.

Menashe Kestenbaum, CEO of Enthusiast, commented, “We are thrilled to close The Sims Resource acquisition and look forward to fully integrating it onto the Enthusiast platform. TSR is  the largest female video gaming content site in the world and is ranked on Quantcast’s Top 25 websites with the highest concentration of female audience in the US, closely behind Oprah.com. He continued, “We have a monetization strategy for TSR and we anticipate enhancing our advertising revenue through direct sales, capitalizing on the opportunity to monetize with advertisers seeking a large female video game audience. Further, we will look to adopt TSR’s subscription model to add additional revenue streams across our entire portfolio.”

The acquisition of TSR is the largest acquisition to date for Enthusiast and follows the successful completion of several strategic and accretive acquisitions in 2018 and 2019.

About Enthusiast Gaming

Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 80 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content and over 50 million YouTube visitors. Enthusiast also owns and operates Canada’s largest gaming expo, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, EGLX, (eglx.ca) with over 55,000 people attending in 2018. For more information on the Company, visit www.enthusiastgaming.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Investor Relations:

Julia Becker
Head of Investor Relations & Marketing
jbecker@enthusiastgaming.com
(604) 785.0850

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