SG Esports and Summoners’ Society form a community partnership to strengthen ties between gamers and esports.
SG Esports has signed Summoners’ Society as Community Partner to help connect aspiring gamers with the LoL esports scene via our esports teams Gravitas (OPL) and Gravitas Academy (OCS).
SG Esports is the owner of professional esports team Gravitas, the newest team to the top-tier Oceanic Pro League (OPL).
Summoners’ Society is Australia’s largest and most active League of Legends community with over 12,000 fans in the Summoners’ Society Facebook group and regular grassroots competitions run weekly.
The partnership entails Summoners’ Society logo featuring on the Gravitas jerseys for Split 2 2019 and throughout 2020. Gravitas players will also take part in fan events and tournaments run by Summoners’ Society to allow the next generation of esports stars to take on current OPL & OCS players.
SG Esports is focused on building deeper connections and relationships between grassroots gaming and professional teams, elevating the opportunities for individuals within the professional gaming industry.
“I’m looking forward to helping Summoners’ Society grow and form stronger ties with the OPL and OCS scene. It’s important to help strengthen grassroots ranks if we want Oceanic to produce results on the international stage. Keshia and the Summoners’ Society team have done a terrific job engaging Australia’s most passionate League of Legends players I look forward to seeing those players in the OCS and OPL in the future.” – Sean Callanan, CEO of SG Esports.
Keshia ‘Loststardust’ Kimber from Summoners’ Society states “We are very excited to be working with Sean, Brandon and the SG Esports team. We believe it is important to support the OPL, as it’s the community that keeps it thriving. SG Esports shares the same goals with us, in helping promote the grass roots and building a strong and passionate community. Sean has done an incredible job in growing his team, players and promoting a healthy, engaging environment for esports. We are thrilled to start this journey together.”
Brandon Defina, GM of Gravitas and former pro player on the partnership – “My path to pro was almost identical to that of the Summoners’ Society tournaments. I went from playing in community ran tournaments, to Riot run tournaments and eventually became a full time professional. This partnership will help create a healthy environment where amateur players can hone their skills for professional play, while other players can just participate in a fun and friendly environment”
“I’m looking forward to versing players from Summoners’ Society community. I love playing League so it will be fun.” – Julian ‘Raid’ Skordos, Gravitas ADC.
About SG Esports
SG Esports is an esports media business built on the pillars of sponsorship, membership, grassroots and technology. SG Esports was founded in 2018 by Sean Callanan, following the successful acquisition of a team position in the Oceanic Pro League (OPL), from which Gravitas was born. Sean has successfully operated the business Sports Geek, a sports digital agency that offers expertise in sports technology and digital sports marketing, for the past 10 years. Sean’s interest in all things sport naturally extended into the esports space when he recognised the similarities in fans across esports and traditional sports.
About Summoners’ Society
Summoners’ Society was created by founder Jessie ‘Vonangel’ Rozema, who was incredibly passionate about League of Legends. It was just a small group run by people that loved the game. In 2013 Keshia ‘Loststardust’ Kimber joined the team during a quiet time in the community and she started to run tournaments. The first few were messy, but over the years Keshia started to build the community by expanding tournaments, plus running live events and fun, themed community events. The team started to grow, with Summoners’ Society hiring staff from social media to content producers, casters to community managers. Summoners’ Society now have over 40+ staff who help to grow the community every day, some have even moved on professionally to chase their esports dreams. Summoners’ Society aims to help grow the community in a positive way that allows players to find friends, to improve their sportsmanship and build on their passion for League of legends.