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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.

 

FLYQUEST ANNOUNCES EXPANSION WITH SIGNING OF ROCKET LEAGUE ROSTER

FlyQuest Assembles Seasoned Rocket League Team Ahead of RLCS Season 4

 

Friday, September 1st, 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 the Rocket League scene by acquiring the roster of eQuinox gaming. eQuinox is comprised of Gabriel “CorruptedG” Vallozzi, Robert “Chrome” Gomez, and Kais “Sadjunior” Zehri. The move comes just ahead of the beginning of Season 4 of the Rocket League Championship Series, or RLCS, which is operated in conjunction with Psyonix, Inc. and Twitch eSports.

 

“We are extremely excited to announce our involvement in the Rocket League community and the expansion of our brand into other titles,” said FlyQuest General Manager Ryan Edens. “We have been following the scene for some time now and are really impressed with Twitch, Psyonix, and especially, the boys of eQuinox. We look forward to supporting the entire Rocket League community and making a run for the title in Season 4 of the RLCS.”

 

With an appearance in every World Championship in the RLCS, Sadjunior is no stranger to the scene. “It is always great to see new organizations with the passion and backings of FlyQuest get into Rocket League. Our shared passion for the Rocket League community and their desire to support not just us, but everyone involved, proved to us that they are in it for the long run. We are proud to bring our professional experience and our drive to the FlyQuest family.”

 

FlyQuest has operated in eSports for eight months after acquiring the Cloud 9 LCS Challenger team in January of this year. This is the first eSports team they will operate outside of League of Legends.

 

FLYQUEST RLCS ROSTER

 

Gabriel “CorruptedG” Vallozzi

Robert “Chrome” Gomez

Kais “Sadjunior” Zehri

 

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.

 

BUCKS OWNER WES EDENS ANNOUNCES NEW ESPORTS FRANCHISE FLYQUEST

FlyQuest Assembles Talented League Of Legends Team To Compete In NA LCS

 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New York, NY – Today, Fortress Investment Group co-founder and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens announced the formation of a new eSports franchise, FlyQuest.  With the assembly of a talented team to compete in North America League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS), FlyQuest began its entry into the top levels of competition in eSports.

 

The new franchise intends to assemble multiple teams to compete across a variety of popular eSports games and global competitions under the FlyQuest brand. Leveraging the business and sports experience of Mr. Edens and his team, FlyQuest will bring an innovative approach and industry-leading practices to the development of partnerships, sponsorships, an engaged fan base and facilitate long-term growth.

 

“We are very excited to enter such a rapidly growing and immensely popular sport. FlyQuest intends to compete and win at the highest levels of eSports and quickly become an internationally respected organization,” said FlyQuest owner Wes Edens.  “Starting with our very talented League of Legends roster, we’re beginning the process of building sustainable success.  We look forward to growing our brand globally as we help expand the reach of eSports.” 

 

FlyQuest also released its new team logo and team colors, which will be used in competition and merchandise. The new logo and team colors can be viewed at www.FlyQuest.gg

 

With a roster set, the first team assembled under the FlyQuest brand will begin to compete in NA LCS on January 20th.  More information about the team’s upcoming schedule can be found at www.lolesports.com and fans will be able to watch through LolesportsYouTube, and Twitch.

 

FLYQUEST NA LCS ROSTER

 

Hai “Hai” Du Lam, Mid Laner    

Daerek "LemonNation" Hart, Support

Galen “Moon” Holgate, Jungler 

An "Balls" Le, Top Laner

Jason "WildTurtle" Tran, ADC

Thomas “Thinkcard” Slotkin, Coach

 

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.