Enthusiast Gaming Acquires Destructoid

Publish: 05.07.2017

One of the fastest growing online community of video gamers – Enthusiast Gaming – reaches over 50 million games per month through 50 different websites around the globe.

Enthusiast Gaming

Enthusiast Gaming Inc. is the creator and operator of Canada’s largest gaming expo Enthusiasts Gaming Live Expo (EGLX).

Lauded as one of the most forward-thinking companies in the gaming industry, Enthusiast Gaming is believed to have a deep understanding of games which include Xbox, Nintendo, PlayStation, PC Games but also eSports which are getting increasingly popular.

With a mission to further tap into the North American revenue which is estimated to $25 billion in 2016, Enthusiast Gaming has dug into their pocket to acquire a leading authority in alternative and mainstream gaming news landscape, Destructoid.

Having positioned itself as a place to go for any gaming-related news over the past decade, Destructoid is also a popular venue for gamers to blog about their favorite video games.

Destructoid boasts a substantial 5 million a month readership and the addition of this immense gaming news brand is expected to be a huge boost to Enthusiast Gaming’s international reach of games.


Founder and CEO of Enthusiast Gaming, Menashe Kestenbaum, welcomed Destructoid to the team, claiming the company was rather excited to complete a major milestone in its consolidation and growth strategy.

“Enthusiast Gaming and Destructoid share similar cultures and a passion for delivering great content to gamers. Welcome Niero and the Destructoid team to Enthusiast”, Kestenbaum said.

Niero Gonzales, founder, and Editor-In-Chief of Destructoid said he was thrilled to be joining a company, that as a published itself, has a deep understanding of gamers.

“We immediately clicked and I’m thrilled to be joining with them to oversee the next phase of growth at Destructoid”, Niero said.