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Pittsburgh Knights Esports Day

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Pittsburgh Knights Esports Day


PITTSBURGH, PA, March, 13, 2018 – Hear ye, hear ye! The city of Pittsburgh has officially proclaimed March 13th “Pittsburgh Knights Esports Day.” The proclamation comes following the launch and sensational growth of the Pittsburgh area’s first esports team — the Knights. Since their launch on December 1st, the Knights have quickly grown their team and created a buzz within the esports community.  

The Knights set out to be an organization that not only makes an impact on the esports community, but on the local community. Co-founder Rob “Leonyx” Lee explains, “We didn’t just set out to build a team, we wanted to build a legacy.” That legacy starts in the city of Pittsburgh. The Knights, while building professional teams to advance into competitive leagues, will work with local nonprofits to create afterschool programs and engage in community outreach. The city of Pittsburgh has been supportive of the Knights and will continue to work with them in their efforts to bring Pittsburgh to the global stage of esports.

“Pittsburgh is a special place. We are blessed with a community that supports each other and works together, and the city’s support through the proclamation demonstrates that. The city council, the county, and the mayor’s office set a great example every day through their collaborative efforts to support technology and innovation. This is why companies like Google, Amazon, and Geekwire are drawn to Pittsburgh. Now, with their support of esports and the Knights, we will be working hard to support and highlight the gaming, and the tech community locally”.
– James O’Connor, President

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about the knights

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 https://www.knights.gg for more information and the latest news on the Knights.
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