Major III Final Against OpTic Texas Breaks Records with a Viewership Peak of more than 332,000

March 13, 2023 (TORONTO, ONTARIO) – OverActive Media (TSXV: OAM) (OTCQB: OAMCF) (“OverActive” or the “Company”), a global sports, media and entertainment company for today’s generation of fans, is proud to announce that its Call of Duty League franchise, Toronto Ultra, won the Major III Championship in Arlington, TX yesterday.

The Toronto Ultra roster was recently refreshed, bringing up rookie Charlie “Hicksy” Hicks from his substitute position to join Jamie “Insight” Craven, Tobias “CleanX” Jønsson and Thomas “Scrap” Ernst. The win solidified Charlie “Hicksy” Hicks as the first player since 2011 to win a championship in their first Local Area Network (LAN) tournament. The roster has come up through OverActive Media’s player development system, all making their professional Call of Duty League debut with Toronto Ultra. ​

“Winning a major championship is incredibly gratifying. This win is shared by the team and our staff and will be celebrated across OverActive,” said Adam Adamou, Interim CEO and Chief Strategy Officer, OverActive Media. “We decided early on to invest in our teams with a focus on talent development, strong coaching, and holistic performance including physical and mental health. Our success validates our established process and the people we continue to assemble to run it.”

The route to the final saw Toronto Ultra defeat the New York Subliners, Boston Breach, Atlanta FaZe, and OpTic Texas in front of the home crowd. Toronto Ultra took the best-of-season final in a 4-2 win. In addition to the team victory, Thomas “Scrap” Ernst, also in his rookie year, was named the tournament MVP.

According to Esports Charts1, the final match between Toronto Ultra and OpTic Texas broke new ground, securing the highest peak viewership in Call of Duty League history with more than 332,000 tuning in. The tournament win brings USD $200,000 (CAD $274,540) in prize money and 65 championship points, positioning the team well for the next stage of the season. This is the first championship victory for Toronto Ultra in front of a live audience on LAN.

“Additional gratitude is owed to our fans and partners. Thank you for your unwavering support,” added Adamou.

Toronto Ultra is hosting the Call of Duty League Major V Tournament, scheduled for May 25-28, 2023. Follow Toronto Ultra on Twitter and Instagram for venue and ticketing details. ​

1 Call of Duty League 2023: Stage 3 Major - CoD - Viewership, Overview, Prize Pool | Esports Charts (

Leah Gaucher

Director, Marketing & Communications, OverActive Media

Babak Pedram

Investor Relations, Virtus Advisory Group Inc.

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About OverActive Media

OverActive Media (TSXV: OAM) 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 professional esports leagues including (i) the Call of Duty League, operating as the Toronto Ultra, and (ii) the League of Legends European Championship (“LEC”), operating as the MAD Lions. OverActive also leads OAM Live, an events arm that produces both live and online events.