TORONTO, April 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OverActive Media (TSXV: OAM) (OTCQB: OAMCF) (“OverActive” or the “Company”), a global sports, media and entertainment company for today’s generation of fans, is pleased to announce its entry into the growing competitive VALORANT scene with the signing of a top European player roster.
“VALORANT has been in our sights since its launch back in 2020 and entering this ecosystem is an exciting milestone for us. We have worked closely with Riot Games on the growth of the League of Legends European Championship (“LEC”) and we strongly believe that what they are building in VALORANT will lead to an equally successful professional league system,” said Adam Adamou, Chief Strategy Officer, OverActive Media. “Every game has its own unique community and by expanding into VALORANT, we’re unlocking further opportunities for meaningful and authentic engagement while building a team that can be competitive and win at the highest level.”
Launched in June 2020 by Riot Games (creators of League of Legends), VALORANT reached 14 million monthly active PC players and half a billion games played in its first year¹. They also developed the VALORANT Champions Tour, Riot’s first official tournament circuit for the game, to support the demand for various levels of competition. As of March 2022, VALORANT is one of the top five most-watched games on Twitch².
OverActive Media’s VALORANT team roster, brand and location will be revealed later in April. Follow OverActive Media on Twitter at overactivegg for the latest news and updates.
¹ Valorant reaches 14M active players and 500M games played | VentureBeat
² Most Watched Games on Twitch | Esports Content and Total (newzoo.com)
For more information, please contact:
Leah Gaucher, Director, PR & Communications, OverActive Media
Babak Pedram, Investor Relations, Virtus Advisory Group Inc.
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OverActive Media (TSXV: OAM) (OTCQB: OAMCF) is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with operations in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany. OverActive’s mandate is to build an integrated global company delivering sports, media and entertainment products for today’s generation of fans with a focus on esports, videogames, content creation and distribution, culture, and live and online events. OverActive owns team franchises in (i) the Overwatch League, operating as the Toronto Defiant, (ii) the Call of Duty League, operating as the Toronto Ultra, (iii) the League of Legends European Championship (“LEC”), operating as the MAD Lions, (iv) the Superliga, operating as the MAD Lions Madrid, and (v) Flashpoint, operating as MAD Lions Counter-Strike:Global Offensive (a franchised league operated by B Site Inc., a company in which OverActive holds a minority interest), as well as other non-affiliated CS:GO tournaments and leagues. OverActive also operates both live and online events, operating as OAM Live and maintains an active social media presence with its fans and community members, operates fan clubs, and other fan-related activities that increase the reach of its brands.
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