FLYQUEST CONTINUES TO GROW THEIR BRAND WITH EXPANSION INTO PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
With The Success of PUBG, FlyQuest Looks to Bring More to Its Fans
Thursday, October 12th , 2017
New York, NY – Today FlyQuest Sports, an esports organization owned by Fortress Investment Group co-founder and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens, announced their expansion into PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battlegrounds, the latest title to be featured at a premier ESL event. After months of due diligence, FlyQuest feels they have put themselves in the best position to succeed, now and in the future. The new roster will consist of Jonathan “Hetror” Bent, Dylan “Comet” Boden, Joseph “SomeThang” White, and Chris “Blue” Cofield. All formerly played under the name Off Constantly in both the Auzom and PUBG Online leagues.
“We couldn’t be more excited to officially expand our reach to the most played game on Steam,” said FlyQuest General Manager Ryan Edens. “The sheer growth of the scene and the announcement of a large scale tournament at IEM Oakland is a sign of things to come. We feel the boys of Off Constantly give us the best chance to succeed while also giving back to the community as a whole.”
The new roster is led by Chris “Blue” Cofield who has been with the team since its inception. “We are absolutely ready to represent FlyQuest and are grateful for the opportunity,” he said. “It is an honor to be part of such an established organization and we plan to bring the same passion we show for the game to the FlyQuest fans.” This is the third title in which FlyQuest will operate. The PUBG esports team will join both the Rocket League and League of Legends rosters.
FLYQUEST PUBG ROSTER
Chris “Blue” Cofield
Dylan “Comet” Boden
Joseph “SomeThang” White
Jonathan “Hetror” Bent
About FlyQuest Owner Wes Edens
Wesley R. Edens is a Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Fortress was founded in 1998 and is a $70 billion alternative asset management company with headquarters in New York and offices around the world. Mr. Edens is responsible for the Company’s private equity and publicly traded alternative investment business which invests primarily in Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Healthcare.
Prior to founding Fortress in 1998, Mr. Edens was a partner and managing director of BlackRock Financial Management Inc., where he headed BlackRock Asset Investors, a private equity fund. In addition, Mr. Edens was formerly a partner and managing director of Lehman Brothers.
In 2014, Mr. Edens purchased the Milwaukee Bucks with co-owners Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan.
Mr. Edens received a B.S. in Finance from Oregon State University.