Fortress Melbourne, located in the heart of the CBD, will span 2,700+ square metres across two floors and will be available for marketing events when it opens in early 2020. It will offer a new kind of entertainment experience with over 160 gaming PCs, console gaming suites, dedicated streamer pods, RPG and tabletop game play area, function rooms, a full service restaurant, two bars, and a 200 seat purpose-built esports arena with production facilities, bringing casual gaming to the mainstream.
ROAM has worked with Fortress Australia since it's inception, providing strategic esport consultancy and project development for Fortress' online competitive league infrastructure.
Mammoth, in their first full season of the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League is the Split 2 Champions and the Australian representatives for the 2019 League of Legends World Championship.
At Melbourne Esports Open, Australia's largest gaming & esport festival, the League of Legends OPL Finals held on Saturday saw Mammoth take the win over favourites Chiefs in a surprising and exciting 3-0 sweep. This victory will see Mammoth make the trek to Berlin, Germany for the 2019 League of Legends World Championship.
ROAM assembled and managed the championship squad for the entirety of the 2019 campaign and is managing the team's World Championship campaign.
The team from ROAM Esports will continue to work in close partnership with the new board of directors of Mammoth taking the organisation to new heights in 2018.
Commenting on the acquisition, Brandon ‘Juves’ Defina – the captain of Sin Gaming said:
“I loved my time at Sin Gaming, it was special, it was something I created in my living room as a kid with dreams and aspirations. I was lucky enough to come across ROAM who helped the kid with a dream actually achieve them. The dreams don’t stop here though, I am SUPER excited to be able to work with Dion and his team. One chapter has ended with Sin Gaming but I am beyond excited to help make MAMMOTH one of the best and biggest esports names in Australia.”
Sin Gaming has been a community favourite among the League of Legends scene especially when the team managed to knock Chiefs Esports Club out of the OPL finals in 2017 and representing Australia at the Rift Rivals in Vietnam.
Ahilleas Papantos, director of ROAM Esports has commented on the acquisition saying “We’re thrilled with our partnership with Dion Appel and his team to build MAMMOTH and also with the continued opportunity of working with a roster of players and staff that we have an incredible history and relationship with. Sin gaming did the impossible, proving many wrong time & time again, now MAMMOTH is here to win.”
President of Mammoth Esports Enterprises, Dion Appel is ecstatic to enter to the esports space having closely followed the industry’s emergence, identifying many parallels to extreme sports. “Talent was at the heart of my time in extreme sports and remains central in our decision to invest in an esports team. We are in for the long term and look forward to working with RIOT and contributing to this awesome industry’s growth.”
“It’s great to see another powerhouse consortium enter the OPL. A league is only as strong as the teams that compete in it which is why we’re excited to see the spirit of Sin evolve into Mammoth” says Daniel Ringland, Head of Esports at Riot Games Oceania.