Super League Gaming Expands Into Four More Cities, Teases New Games

The self-branded “premier amateur esports league”—Super League Gaming—will be expanding this year into four more cities: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, and Washington D.C. These four new teams will join the existing dozen in SLG’s unique theatre-based Minecraft and League of Legends tournaments.

SLG’s format is simple enough: movie theater venues in each city host a mixture of casual and competitive esports events.

“With our expanded sixteen city national footprint, Super League Gaming has truly established itself as the go-to place for amateur esports experiences,” said Ann Hand, CEO Super League Gaming. “The league’s addition… highlights the incredible growth and hunger for this type of premium gaming competition. We are excited to further showcase how our city teams are the best portal for aspiring gamers looking to go pro.”

The release also teased the addition of new games: “Additional partnerships with leading esports titles will be added to Super League Gaming’s roster throughout 2018.”

Super League Gaming has been developing steadily over the last few years, and started out as a four-city Minecraft tour. A partnership with Riot Games in 2016 launched the brand into sustainability, however, and it has grown to the now-announced sixteen cities since. More importantly, the league has positioned itself with some high-quality partnerships, including children’s TV channel Nickelodeon.

SLG’s format is simple enough: movie theater venues in each city host a mixture of casual and competitive esports events. Top finishers become a part of that city’s team, and get the opportunity to compete against other city teams in SLG’s City Champs series.

In June 2017, SLG announced the close of a $15 million funding round, with some of the more notable investors including Nickelodeon, aXiomatic, and NHL Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeffrey Vinik. Global media brand DMG also participated in the round and will help kickstart SLG’s expansion outside of the United States, though no concrete plans have yet been announced.

SOURCE: https://esportsobserver.com/super-league-gaming-expands/