19 MAR Press

Misfits Gaming Group Partners With SoFi in Exclusive Marketing Rights Agreement

Deal Includes Jersey Patch Position Across MGG US Properties

BOCA RATON, FL, 19 March 2020 - Misfits Gaming Group (“MGG”) has partnered with SoFi, the digital personal finance company, across Misfits Gaming US, the Florida Mayhem and Florida Mutineers. The exclusive marketing rights deal will include the main jersey patch position across Misfits Gaming Group US properties, as well as the presenting sponsor for upcoming Florida Mayhem and Florida Mutineers live events. SoFi is one of the first fintech companies to sign a deal of this scope within esports.

SoFi’s mission is to help its over one million members achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions. The esports industry is built upon competitive drive and innovation, and its members are young and motivated. In that vein, MGG and SoFi will work together to produce custom content pieces to run across MGG social channels tailored around personal finance and achieving ambition. 

“Esports is driven by ambition, from fans to players and aspiring athletes or professional competitors. Misfits Gaming Group is founded upon ambition, diversity and integrity, and we are excited to partner with SoFi, a brand that not only shares our core values, but also is a pioneer in digital personal finance, redefining the industry with their support and tools for success,” said Ben Spoont, CEO and co-founder of Misfits Gaming Group. “SoFi is a true industry innovator and their forward-thinking approach to personal finance is a natural fit for the tech driven esports industry. Through our partnership with SoFi, it’s our goal to provide a platform for players and fans to learn more about personal finance, and enable them to achieve their goals.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Misfits Gaming Group on this initiative,” said Lauren Stafford Webb, CMO of SoFi. “With a shared passion for drive and forward-thinking, this sponsorship is a natural fit for the SoFi brand.”

 

About Misfits Gaming Group (MGG)

Misfits Gaming Group (MGG) 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' European League of Legends Championship Series (Misfits Gaming), Activision-Blizzard's Overwatch League (Florida Mayhem), and Activision-Blizzard's Call of Duty League (Florida Mutineers). Additionally, MGG has launched the $10M incubator and seed fund MSF/IO which is positioned to invest into the next generation of esports and gaming entrepreneurs. MGG utilizes world-class management and a deep understanding of the esports ecosystem to capitalize on the rampant global enthusiasm for esports and establish fruitful partnerships with international brands and organizations.

About SoFi

SoFi helps people achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions. Our products for borrowing, saving, spending, investing, and protecting give our more than one million members fast access to tools to get their money right. SoFi membership comes with the key essentials for getting ahead, including career advisors and connection to a thriving community of like-minded, ambitious people. SoFi is also the naming rights partner of SoFi Stadium, future home of the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams, opening in July 2020. For more information, visit SoFi.com or download our iOS and Android apps.

SoFi loan products are originated by SoFi Lending Corp., NMLS # 1121636. (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Financing Law License No. 6054612. Securities and cash management services offered through SoFi Securities LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Neither SoFi nor its affiliates is a bank.