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Misfits Gaming Group

Based in South Florida, Misfits Gaming Group is a global esports and entertainment company. We compete in some of the most successful video game titles worldwide and are permanent partners in three franchised esports leagues: Riot Games’ League of Legends European Championship: Misfits Gaming, Activision-Blizzard’s Overwatch League: Florida Mayhem, and Activision-Blizzard’s Call of Duty League: Florida Mutineers, as well as competing in other major titles like Fortnite. Additionally, MGG has launched the $10M incubator and seed fund MSF/IO which is positioned to invest in the next generation of esports and gaming entrepreneurs. MGG was founded by Ben Spoont in partnership with Syfy Channel founders Laurie Silvers and Mitch Rubenstein. Since its inception in 2016, MGG has risen to powerhouse status in esports through world-class management and a deep understanding of the esports ecosystem to establish fruitful partnerships with international brands and organizations, and a commitment to growth through the players and the community. 

Misfits Gaming Group is proud to be partially owned by the Miami Heat, the Orlando Magic, and the Cleveland Browns and Columbus Crew SC through Haslam Sports Group. Inspired by the hard work and innovation put into traditional sports, these partnerships have proven to build on that success on the digital front with an immediate impact in the multi-billion dollar industry of Esports.

Misfits Gaming Group is partially owned by the Miami Heat, a 3-time NBA championship franchise. Inspired by the hard work and innovation put into traditional sports, this partnership has proven to build on that success on the digital front with an immediate impact in the multi-billion dollar industry of Esports.

Misfits League of Legends

League of Legends European Championship (LEC)

Based in Berlin, our League of Legends team was the first team to compete under the MGG umbrella in 2016. Misfits Gaming became one of the 10 franchised teams to compete in Europe in 2019 as part of the new European league, LEC.

On November 30th, 2016, Misfits Academy was officially formed . They currently compete as Misfits Premier with an impressive roster of rising stars.

Ligue Française de League of Legends (LFL)

Our team of rising stars, Misfits Premier, competes in the local circuit in France that feeds into the bi-annual European Masters tournament. Misfits Premier won the 2019 Spring European Masters and made it to playoffs of the 2020 Summer European Masters. 

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Overwatch League

Florida Mayhem

The Florida Mayhem joined the Overwatch League as one of the 12 teams for the Inaugural Season in 2018. Originally based in Los Angeles, the team relocated to South Florida when the league expanded in 2019. They compete in the Atlantic South Division.

Call of Duty League

Florida Mutineers

In 2020, the Florida Mutineers joined the new Call of Duty franchised league as one of the first 12 teams in the league. They are also based in the MGG office in South Florida. Inspired by Florida’s history in the sea trade, the Mutineer name represents the camaraderie found in chaos and conquests.

MISFITS GAMING FORTNITE

Misfits Gaming entered competitive Fortnite in August of 2018, with both European and North American players. Misfits Gaming pros competed in the 2019 Fortnite World Cup, in both solos and duos, with players in the top 20. In late 2020, the Misfits Fortnite Academy was launched, geared toward young and aspiring members of the community from competitive to creative.

ALIENWARE CENTER FOR ESPORTS

Misfits Gaming Arena in Berlin

In September 2018, The Alienware Center opened in West Berlin at the Europa Center. Two years later across the pond, Misfits Gaming Group announced the opening of their new 18.000 sq ft. corporate headquarters in Boca Raton.

Geared towards growing the presence of Esports in South Florida, the new headquarters will provide a platform for gamers to connect, create new job opportunities within the community– a path into the industry for young, ambitious professionals.