“We look forward to working with KJ and his team to engage the DC esports fans and gaming community in the years to come," Scott O'Leary
TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) August 02, 2018
The ESports Battle League (EBL) today announced that PSISTORM Gaming has secured the franchise rights for the Washington, DC market. The EBL is a new professional multi-title esports league launching in 2019. It will be comprised of geo-located franchises in major North American markets competing in a traditional league format. PSISTORM Gaming joins Elevate, Simplicity, and a yet unnamed 4th team to secure market rights in the EBL.
KJ Garcia, PSISTORM Gaming’s CEO said, "I'm very excited about the EBL's plan. This opportunity was not something we were going to pass up, especially given the flexibility of their system with multiple games. We have players from all over the world, but having a franchise in a prime esports market like DC is very important to us. We know the local scene well, and the collaboration between many different groups of gamers, teams, and organizations is cooperative and passionate. We are inspired by the players, organizations, and fans here, and look forward to representing them in the EBL."
“We are thrilled to have KJ and PSISTORM Gaming acquire the D.C. market. KJ has built a strong organization, and he understands the importance of connecting with a local fan base,” said Scott O’Leary, CEO of the Esports Battle League. “We look forward to working with KJ and his team to engage the DC esports fans and gaming community in the years to come.”
Tefft Smith, PSISTORM Gaming’s lead investor, had this to say, “Our success, and our entry into the EBL, presents a tremendous opportunity for the world to see Washington DC as an esports city. I'm not a gamer, but I am a fan of the high level of competition and passion from everyone involved. Esports is inclusive and not age-restrictive, which consequently allows for a massive audience and business opportunity."
A formal press conference including the name of the DC based team will be held in the future.
About PSISTORM Gaming
PSISTORM Gaming is a professional esports team based in the DC area that was founded in 2014. They have world-class players in StarCraft and Heroes of the Storm, and a number of amateur players in other games like CSGO, Hearthstone, Fortnite, and others. PSISTORM is considered a premier team in North America by Liquipedia, having a team house in Dulles, VA, with rosters of proven winners: 2016 DreamHack Montreal champion TRUE, 2017 GSL Champion GuMiho and core players from 2 time HGC Blizzcon Heroes of the Storm team. In addition to excellence in competition, the team also hosts offline events known as PSISTORM Cup. The first five were held at The Cave Gaming Center in Fairfax. The 7th and latest event was at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival back in June, being the first esports event ever there. Additional events and expansions are to be announced soon. For more information on PSISTORM Gaming, visit http://www.psistorm.com.
About Esports Battle League
The Esports Battle League is a professional geo-based franchise league launching in 2019. The EBL uses a unique, patent pending multi-title competition format. The EBL was co-founded by Rivalcade and the firm of Lanza, Reich & Daniel. Rivalcade is an esports lifestyle brand that lives online, on tour, and around the corner. Rivalcade creates a one-of-a-kind omni-channel experience for esports enthusiasts. Lanza, Reich & Daniel is a boutique sports & entertainment law firm that includes Bob Lanza, former Chief Counsel of the NBA Players Association and George Daniel, former Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League. For more information on the EBL visit esportsbattleleague.com.