OAM's fourth major esports team will compete under its Spain-based MAD Lions brand

DECEMBER 13, 2019 (MADRID, SPAIN // TORONTO, CANADA) — OverActive Media (OAM), the global esports and entertainment organization behind the Toronto Defiant (Overwatch), Toronto Ultra (Call of Duty) and MAD Lions (League of Legends), unveiled today its fourth major esports platform. OAM's new Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) will compete under its newly-rebranded Spanish esports outfit, the MAD Lions.

Following the recent news of its entry into the League of Legends European Championship (LEC), MAD Lions now becomes the only Spanish team with an international presence in two of the most important esports in the world.

The new MAD Lions CS:GO team is considered one of the top teams globally and brings together a collection of players who have inched their way up the rankings, reaching as high as number 17 in the world. This past year, they were crowned champions of the V4 Future Sports Festival 2019, held in Budapest.

"Today we are thrilled to unveil our fourth major team, our MAD Lions will compete in CS:GO under our MAD Lions brand. This continues our strategic and intentional effort to build out OAM's global esports presence with the Spanish and Latin American markets at the core," said Chris Overholt, President and CEO, OverActive Media.

MAD Lions CS:GO Team (Credit: OverActive Media)
MAD Lions CS:GO Team (Credit: OverActive Media)

The roster includes:

  • Rasmus ‘Sjuush Beck
  • Frederik acoRGyldstrand
  • Nicolai HUNDEN Rasmus Vissing Petersen
  • Fredrik roeJ Jørgensen
  • Lucas Bubzkji’ Andersen

The MAD Lions CS:GO team will be coached by renowned Brazilian coach Luis 'Peacemaker' Tadeu, who brings extensive experience in the esports world. Peacemaker has coached Team Liquid, Optic Gaming, Heroic, Tyloo and Tempo Storm and was a finalist in a Major.

This weekend, the MAD Lions will compete in its first major tournament taking place in Seville, Spain.

Paulo Senra

Paulo Senra

Head of Communications and Public Relations, OverActive Media



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About OverActive Media

OverActive Media (TSXV: OAM) (OTCQB: OAMCF) is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with operations in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany. OverActive’s mandate is to build an integrated global company delivering sports, media and entertainment products for today’s generation of fans with a focus on esports, videogames, content creation and distribution, culture, and live and online events. OverActive owns team franchises in (i) the Overwatch League, operating as the Toronto Defiant, (ii) the Call of Duty League, operating as the Toronto Ultra, (iii) the League of Legends European Championship (“LEC”), operating as the MAD Lions, (iv) the Superliga, operating as the MAD Lions Madrid, and (v) VALORANT Regional League France: Revolution, operating as the MAD Lions. OverActive also operates both live and online events, operating as OAM Live and maintains an active social media presence with its fans and community members, operates fan clubs, and other fan-related activities that increase the reach of its brands.