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The Knights Attend the Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum
PITTSBURGH, PA, May 9, 2018 – This Wednesday, Pittsburgh’s favorite esports team will take center-stage at the Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum. The event, titled “The Future of Esports,” will focus on the rise of esports, the current climate, and where the industry will go. There will be drinks and appetizers followed by a discussion with three panelists, including our very own James O’Connor and Rob Lee. The Knights co-founders will discuss their experience in the industry, their path to starting the Knights, and how esports organizations become lucrative. Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the panelists, network with other attendees, and learn more about

the Knight’s rapid growth, business ventures, and plans for the future.

Esports has become an increasingly popular investment area. Celebrities, sports teams, and corporations like Comcast, Jennifer Lopez, Shaquille O’Neal, the Patriots, the New York Yankees, and many more own esports franchises.

Jennifer Lopez, Shaq, and many more celebrities have invested in the esports organization NRG Source: Gamer Assault Weekly
The Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum was started almost 30 years ago under the name MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh. Last year, the organization rebranded, calling themselves the Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum. The organization aims “to inform, connect and coach technology entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies”. The organization’s annual sponsors include the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation, Innovation Works, UPMC Health Plan, BNY Mellon, and several other prominent organizations in the Pittsburgh area.

A previous Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum focusing on robotics
Source: Cherin Law Offices, P.C.
“The Future of Esports” will be hosted on Wednesday May 9th, from 5:30-8:00pm at The Stage at Karma in Pittsburgh’s South Side. For more information on the event, and the Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum, visit
The Knights are the first esports team based in the Pittsburgh area. Founded in 2017, we are an organization focused on competing within the global arena of esports, while still making an impact in the local community. Our team includes some of the top Super Smash Bros. Melee ™, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND©, CALL OF DUTY©, and Hearthstone© players in the world. Our goal is create quality engagement with the local community, the online community, and the esports community at large. Please go to for more information and the latest news on the Knights.
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The Pittsburgh Knights are a global esports organization headquartered in Pittsburgh. Since launching in 2017, the Knights have focused on entertaining fans, sharing esports, and bringing people together. They solidified their spot in the City of Champions by partnering with six-time Super Bowl winners the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018. Since then, Pittsburgh-native and multi-platinum recording artist Wiz Khalifa has come on board as a strategic partner. Adding to their troop is Pittsburgh Penguins’ alternate captain Evgeni Malkin – 3-time Stanley Cup winner. To cap off their powerhouse group, they brought on Mexico City-based media fund MX LATAM in 2019. Officially recognized by Pittsburgh as a premier team, they have partnered with the most talented, innovative, and prestigious sports and entertainment industry leaders – both in the city and around the world. Their team includes some of the top Rocket LeagueⓇ, Super Smash Bros. Melee™, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND©, SMITE©, Apex Legends™, TrackmaniaⓇ, Gears 5™, and Madden NFL© players in the world. Please go to for more information and the latest news on the Knights.
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