Semper Fortis Esport - Contract
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Semper Fortis Esports PLC
07 October 2021

7 October 2021



("Semper Fortis Esports" or the "Company")


Semper Fortis Esports recruits Fortnite content creators enhancing digital footprint by 575,000+


Semper Fortis Esports PLC (AQSE: SEMP), the esports company focused on establishing esports teams, forming brand and technology partnerships, and providing business to business advisory services, is pleased to announce its entrance into widely popular game title Fortnite, a free-to-play battle royale shooter game developed by Epic Games and considered one of the most popular titles ever made.


Semper Fortis Esports has made the official signings of Max Anthony Cope ('Tweaks') and Jack Renata ('Esky') as its full-time Fortnite professional and content creator team for the upcoming season. Both have signed six-month contracts with an option to renew for an additional 6-months thereafter. They will receive an annual salary and performance-based incentives Both are also semi-professional players.


The new hires lead with content creation as well as game playing, come with a distinguished digital footprint across the game title in their competitive region of Australia, aligning with the company's strategy to build audience profile types globally across different regions.


Max Anthony Cope ('Tweaks') comes with a massive digital footprint of almost 345,900 followers across social media channels comprising of 12,400 followers on Instagram, 92,100 on Twitter, 27,400 followers on Twitch and 214,000 subscribers on YouTube. 


Jack Renata ('Esky') comes with a digital footprint of over 229,300 across social media channels 14,600 on Twitter, 17,700 followers on Twitch and 197,000 subscribers on YouTube. 


The signings will enhance the company's digital footprint by 575,000+ and allow for Company partners and sponsors once signed to participate in one of the fastest growing games over the last decade.


In May 2020, Epic announced that Fortnite had 350 million registered accounts with players spending 3.3 billion hours in-game during the month of April 2020, making it one of the most popular games in the world. Fortnite was among the global top five games watched in 2020 and has continued this trajectory as the leading game on Twitch in March 2021, with 669,749 streamers. 


Fortnite has also ventured into events showing just how often the game can pull in gigantic numbers for special occasions. In early 2020, Epic reported that there were 12.3 million concurrent players for the first showing of the Travis Scott event, smashing the previous record held by Marshmello when 10.7 million people attended that concert at the start of 2019. Epic later reported that 27.7 million unique players in total watched the event over its many showings.


more recent PlayStation Blog post for July 2021 highlights Fortnite as the second most downloaded F2P game across PS4 and PS5, with it being ahead of Warzone and Apex Legends, suggesting that the game continues to bring in new players as well keep older players invested.


Kevin Soltani, CEO of Semper Fortis Esports, commented: "Our game participation and team recruitment continues apace. We are excited to work with Tweaks and Esky focusing on content creation, audience engagement, and developing the SMPR esports brand within Fortnite, one of the world's most popular games. The in-game innovations, virtual experiences and design enhancements have kept the game in hyper growth, as a top earning game. It's 'Support-A-Creator' program allows users to purchase in-game items and support their favourite content creators. We are happy to be involved with our two creators building content in one of the world's most popular games."



For more information, please contact:


Semper Fortis Esports plc

via Square1 Consulting


Kevin Soltani, Chief Executive Officer

Jassem Osseiran, Chief Operating Officer

Max Deeley, Finance Director

Hybridan LLP - AQSE Corporate Adviser and Broker


Claire Noyce, Managing Partner, Corporate Finance

Niall Pearson, Head of Corporate Broking & Sales

+44 203 764 2341

+44 203 764 2343

Square1 Consulting

+44 207 929 5599

David Bick


+44 7831 381201


About Semper Fortis Esports plc


Semper Fortis Esports PLC is a multi-operational Esports organisation converging high growth team infrastructures, gaming technology solutions and corporate business advisory services. Best known for its competitive esports team SMPR, Semper Fortis leverages its position in competitive electronic sports to produce disruptive game-based solutions and interactive experiences fusing physical and digital.


Semper Fortis translates in Latin to "Always Strong", channelling its expertise in sports, media and entertainment to strengthen, innovate and add value to the Esports ecosystem in the United Kingdom.



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