vancouver teams up with esports organization luminosity gaming

On September 5th, we announced our official entry into the esports world by acquiring the franchise rights to the city of Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest in the popular esports title Overwatch by publisher Activision Blizzard, Inc.

To ensure we hit the ground running, we have teamed up with leading Canadian esports organization Luminosity Gaming and its CEO Steve Maida.  they will be working closely with us to help craft and implement our strategy surrounding player acquisition, key staffing, day-to-day operations, marketing and more. 

Luminosity has a storied history in esports, winning titles in premiere esports titles such as Counter-Strike-Global: Offensive, Overwatch, Player Unknown Battlegrounds, Call of Duty and more.  Luminosity first entered the Overwatch scene early on when they signed Team Mixup which included familiar faces like Seagull & harbleu. Several former Luminosity Overwatch players have transitioned into the Overwatch League & Contenders including Jake, Spree, Manneten, Super, Mineral, Avast, and more.

“I’m thrilled and humbled to be teaming up with the Vancouver Canucks and the Aquilini family.  I want to thank them for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. Their organization, family & leadership are all first class.  I am confident this will be a successful pairing and hope to make the organization and all of the fans across Vancouver, the Pacific Northwest and Canada proud.” 

- Steve Maida, Founder & CEO of Luminosity 

Stay tuned to our Twitter account (@VancouverOW) for more news as we gear up for the launch of the 2019 Overwatch League season.  You can also follow Luminosity on Twitter (@Luminosity) and Steve Maida by clicking here