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Enthusiast Gaming Ranked as Fastest Growing Gaming Information Property With 324% Growth in Total Views Year-Over-Year

TORONTO, March 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (EGLX.V) (EGHIF), (“Enthusiast” or the “Company”), a gaming company building the largest community of authentic gamers, is excited to announce that it has received its end of year ranking report and confirmed Total Unique Visitor traffic growth of 56% and Total Views growth of 324% year-over-year.  The significant growth is based on measurement of the Company’s digital media property by Comscore, a leading 3rd party media measurement and analytics company. (Source: Comscore Media Metrix Multi-Platform, Dec 2017-Dec 2018, US).

According to the report, compared to its peers in the Gaming Information category, Enthusiast was the fastest growing company, with the highest growth rate over the 12 month period.  With its significant growth in 2018, the company also achieved a Top 5 ranking for largest Gaming Information property based on Total Views, and a Top 10 ranking for largest Gaming Information property based on Total Unique Visitors.  (Source: ComScore Media Metrix Multi-Platform, Gaming Information, Sep 2018 and Nov 2018, US).  Currently, Enthusiast has a network of over 80 gaming related websites with 75 million monthly visitors, and a platform of 900 YouTube channels adding an additional 50 million monthly visitors, making it one of the largest networks of gamers in North America.

Enthusiast continues to execute on its growth strategy through acquisitions and has completed 8 accretive acquisitions since January 2018.  The Company also has new revenue generating streams through direct advertising and monthly subscriptions which will bring in additional recurring revenue in 2019.  The new monetization opportunities are greatly attributed to the rapid growth of Enthusiast.

Menashe Kestenbaum, CEO of Enthusiast, commented, “Being ranked as the fastest growing gaming platform by Comscore is a significant accomplishment for Enthusiast as we continue to chase large industry players for the number one spot.  It shows we are executing our strategy of becoming an industry leader. Since 2015 our network has grown from 5 websites to over 80 and we are positioned as a leading gaming community online.” He added, “We are excited for the future growth of our platform and the new monetization opportunities that have already started to come from our massive network of lifestyle gamers.”

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

This news release contains certain statements that may constitute forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. All statements, other than those of historical fact, which address activities, events, outcomes, results, developments, performance or achievements that Enthusiast anticipates or expects may or will occur in the future (in whole or in part) should be considered forward-looking information. Such information may involve, but is not limited to, comments with respect to strategies, expectations, planned operations and future actions of the Company. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" (or other variations of the forgoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and operating plans, strategies or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Enthusiast to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to Enthusiast, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs regarding future growth, results of operations, future capital (including the amount, nature and sources of funding thereof) and expenditures. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Trading in the securities of the Company should be considered highly speculative.

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The securities of the Corporation have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirement. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.