Play Magnus Group (PMG) – Secretlab partners with Play Magnus Group and the Champions Chess Tour

16.2.2022 08:00:00 CET | Play Magnus AS | Non-regulatory press releases

(Oslo, 16 February 2022) - Secretlab, the award-winning international gaming
chair specialist, has partnered with Play Magnus Group ("PMG") to be the
Official Chair of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. Engineered to bring a
world-class sitting experience to top esports athletes, Secretlab has been the
long-time chair of choice for global esports powerhouses, and premier
tournaments around the world including League of Legends World Championships,
Dota 2's The International, and VALORANT Champions Tour. This partnership will
now see Secretlab bringing the same tournament-grade chairs to the world's best
chess players. 

"Chess, especially online chess, has grown significantly in recent years,
especially during the pandemic where the number of Twitch chess streamers
quadrupled within two years. With a growing number of tournament viewers,
competitive chess has seen a similar rise in popularity. Just like esports
professionals, chess professionals need to be completely focused to perform at
their best, and the chair plays a crucial role in helping players achieve this.
Play Magnus Group wanted to equip the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour with
pro-grade equipment, and we're now set to bring our award-winning chairs to the
top chess professionals," said Ian Ang, co-founder and CEO of Secretlab.

As a part of the partnership, Secretlab will create chairs specially for the
Tour, and furnish the world's first chess eSports arena at PMG's studio in Oslo.
Tour players, such as World Champion and 2021 Champions Chess Tour winner Magnus
Carlsen, will play in Secretlab chairs moving forward. Already in last season's
Tour Final, chess stars had the chance to experience Secretlab's comfort. 

Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Poland's 2021 Tour finalist and World Cup winner, said:
"I've genuinely enjoyed the design and comfort of the chair in Oslo at the
Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Final. This is absolutely the level of quality a
professional online chess player requires - comfortable and reliable."

"Chess players sit for long hours when competing, making the chair one of the
most crucial elements to players' success and long-term health. We are thrilled
to kick off this partnership with Secretlab to outfit the world's leading online
chess circuit with the highest performance chairs in esports," added Champions
Chess Tour Director Arne Horvei. 

The 2022 season of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour will start on February 19
with the Airthings Masters, the first of nine monthly events in the year-long
season. 

About Secretlab

Established in 2014, Secretlab has redefined what people think of when it comes
to gaming chairs. Driven by extensive research, development, and cutting-edge
engineering, Secretlab's award-winning chairs are the top choice of the world's
premier gaming tournaments, championship-winning teams and over 1,000,000 users
worldwide. Today, Secretlab's proprietary technology and design innovations
continue to push the boundaries in ergonomic comfort and the science of sitting,
winning over 40 Editor's Choice and Best Hardware Awards from leading
international publications and reviewers.

To learn more about us, visit www.secretlab.co - http://www.secretlab.co, or
follow Secretlab on our Facebook, Instagram (@Secretlab) and Twitter
(@secretlabchairs) pages.



About Play Magnus Group

Play Magnus Group is a global leader in the chess industry focused on providing
premier digital experiences for millions of chess players and students. The
company offers elearning and entertainment services via its market leading
brands: chess24, Chessable, iChess, New In Chess, Everyman Chess, Silver
Knights, CoChess, Aimchess, the Play Magnus App Suite, and the Meltwater
Champions Chess Tour. The Group's mission is to grow chess to make the world a
smarter place by encouraging more people to play, watch, study, and earn a
living from chess.

Play Magnus Group is listed on Euronext Growth Oslo under the ticker PMG. For
more information visit pmg.me - http://pmg.me - http://pmg.me/.

DISCLOSURE REGULATION

This release is an announcement issued pursuant to legal information obligations
and is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to the Market Abuse
Regulation (MAR) Article 17 no. 1 and section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities
Trading Act, and was submitted for publication by Arkus Fredriksson, Chief
Strategy Officer of Play Magnus Group.

CONTACTS

 * Arne Horvei, Tour Director, Play Magnus Group, +47 90 66 22 49,
   arne@playmagnus.com 

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