News & Press Releases

News | April'19 - May'19

Canada's Biggest Fighting Game Tournament is Hours Away


Canada's biggest fighting game tournament, Get On My Level 2019, is almost here! The event is taking place at the Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario between May 17th and May 19th. The doors are opening on Friday, May 17th at 7:30 AM ET.

GOML 2019 is organized and hosted by Even Matchup Gaming, a New Wave Holdings' portfolio company.    

For more info and spectator registration, visit

Watch the Official GOML19 Trailer >>>

PlayLine Named Finalist for Fantasy Sports Operator of the Year Award

PlayLine Named Finalist for Fantasy Sports Operator of the Year Award

Congratulations to UFC Champion Michael Bisping, NBA All-Star Roy Hibbert, and the PlayLine team for being named as a finalist for the Fantasy Sports Operator of the Year Award

“Thank you to those who believed in us and supported us along the way. We’re just getting started, and there’s plenty more we’re going to accomplish, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I look forward to hopefully adding another championship to my collection by taking home this prize next month,” said Co-Founder and Former UFC Champion Michael Bisping.

Read More >>>

GritCast Podcast Features New Wave Holdings Corp. in Latest Episode

GritCast Podcast Features New Wave Holdings in Latest Episode

In the latest GritCast Podcast hosted by the team at Grit Capital, Daniel Mitre CMO of New Wave Holdings chats about the esports ecosystem and how we can breakdown this complex emerging industry into investment mediums.

Listen to Podcast >>>

For our previous interviews, podcasts and informational videos please check our Media & Blog page. 

Get On My Level 2019 is Canada's Biggest Fighting Game Tournament


Even Matchup Gaming, a New Wave Holding, is set to host Canada's biggest fighting game tournament, Get On My Level 2019 at the Exhibition Place in Toronto on May 17 - 19. 

With more than 1,300 competitors registered to compete across Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Street Fighter V, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Tekken 7, this year's event will deliver an incredible experience for esports and gaming fans in Toronto and globally for those tuning into livestreams on

Watch the Official GOML19 Trailer >>>

New Wave Joins Gamer Crossroads Podcast

New Wave Joins Gamer Crossroads Podcast

Our talented friends at Gamer Crossroads hosted CEO Tolga Onuk and CMO Daniel Mitre on their recent podcast where they discussed the movement behind New Wave Holdings, their love for gaming, and the future of esports.

"We have an opportunity to grow the esports industry in North America. It’s in an emerging state and growing to be more mainstream. New Wave is in the right place at the right time," says CEO Tolga Onuk.

Listen to Podcast >>>

The Spotlight Shines on New Wave Holdings in Latest TE5 Life Show Podcast


In the latest TE5 Life Show Podcast, New Wave's CMO Dan Mitre, sits down for a chat with host Keliko Labuanan to discuss the New Wave Holdings venture and what his transition has been like after working on the publisher side of the video game industry, his experience running communities for AAA gaming franchises, and the future of esports.

Listen to Podcast >>>

New Wave Featured on Esports Insider as NHL Legend Invests in Tiidal


Tiidal Gaming Group, a New Wave Holdings portfolio company, has announced NHL Hall of Famer Mike Modano as an investor and newly appointed brand ambassador.

Modano is recognized as one of the most decorated American hockey player in NHL history, winning 1999 Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars, and being selected in eight NHL All-Star Games. He also won a Silver Medal with the United States at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

New Wave's investment in Tiidal and New Wave's executives are also mentioned in the article.

Read More >>>

New Wave Featured on Esports Insider, Interview with CMO Daniel Mitre


Our friends at Esports Insider recently caught up with our CMO, Daniel Mitre, where they learned how New Wave is on the road to be one of the world’s first esports and competitive gaming investment companies, and what they look for before investing in an organization or IP.

“When evaluating companies and products that are seeking investments we first and foremost look for teams that are ethical and professional,” said Dan. “We also look for organizations that can benefit from the synergies we offer within our portfolio.”

Read More >>>

Taking Esports & Competitive Gaming Investment to the Next Level


In an interview with esports TV and news network, ESTNN, New Wave’s CEO Tolga Onuk and CMO Dan Mitre provide an inside look at New Wave’s vision, their background as gaming experts, and why community is important in the growing industry.

“All the investments that we’re making are in alignment with our goals, our vision,” says Tolga Onuk. 

“Not only are we building businesses and not only are we contributing towards revenue growth, which is the business side of things, we’re also giving back to the community that we’re very passionate about,” says Dan Mitre.

Read More >>>

News | February'19 - March'19

New Wave Attended the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco


The Game Developers Conference is the annual gathering of global gaming industry professionals in San Francisco. Our team reconnected with many industry veterans from Unity, Epic, Nvidia, Logitech, EA and several gaming and esports startup companies. Google announced its game streaming platform Stadia during GDC and it was the most promoted brand of the conference. 

New Wave executive team will be attending E3 which is held in Los Angeles, CA in June 2019. 

Read More >>> 

New Wave Invests in Tiidal, Owner of Globally Recognized Team Lazarus


Tiidal Gaming is a Canada-based professional esports and entertainment organization with a track record of success in competitive gaming, emerging esports markets, and operational excellence through ownership and management of professional teams. Tiidal Gaming fully owns Team Lazarus which is currently in the 12th place among the most valuable teams globally. Team Lazarus has more than 1.2M followers across social media and popular livestreaming platforms, and they consist of one of the best female esports teams in the world. New Wave Holdings invested in Tiidal Gaming while New Wave executives Tolga Onuk and Dan Mitre were appointed as strategical advisors to the company. 

Website:   + Lazarus

Thematic Research About Esports by Bank of America & Merrill Lynch


BofAML’s US Internet team estimates the esports market will top US$1bn+ in 2019 with a potential US$15bn best case scenario Total Addressable Market, and this is just the beginning. Currently within this theme, publishers, distributors, platform and hardware segments are key. Long term, BofAML believes multi-platform, cloud gaming, and virtual reality will propel us into the next generation of esports. The next catalyst will be esports going more mainstream. In the next five years, we will see more professional sporting competitions like the NBA 2K League, with esports potentially being an official sport at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Read More >>>

New Wave Invests in Esports Events Company Even Matchup Gaming


Even Matchup Gaming (EMG) is a Toronto-based leading competitive gaming organizer, broadcaster, and player management company that facilitates online and live tournaments, leagues and gaming ladders, while also acting as a social community for competitive gamers around the world. EMG has built the trust and support of the community through its leadership and proven expertise in the space to operate at the highest level, and as a market leader in the esports industry in Canada, is well-positioned to create significant value for its owners.


Trumbull Fisher Appointed as President of the New Wave Holdings Corp.


New Wave Holdings Corp. recently added another executive into its management team with Trumbull G. Fisher appointed as the President. Trumbull has 14 years of experience as a founder, trader, and asset manager in capital markets, investment funds, and financial technologies involving Canada's largest financial institutions and global organizations. Trumbull oversees New Wave Holdings Corp.'s financial and strategic operations in Toronto, Ontario.


New Wave Invests in PlayLine, Founded by UFC Champion Mike Bisping


Co-Owned by UFC Middleweight Champion Michael “The Count” Bisping, PlayLine’s mission is to make fantasy sports for everyone – by simplifying the process, focusing on the star players you know and love, and by offering great cash prizes in all of daily fantasy sports. PlayLine generated an impressive income in 2018 and the platform is gaining popularity while increasing revenue. By taking the future potential of esports betting under consideration, New Wave Holdings Corp. invested in PlayLine and their talented team. 


News | December'18- January'19

New Wave's CMO Daniel Mitre Featured on OneAngryGamer


New Wave's new Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Partner Daniel Mitre was featured on OneAngryGamer on February 27th. 

"Whether you believe the recent empty seats at EA has meaning to it or not, there’s no denying that familiar names have left in recent times. This includes people like Jade Raymond, Patrick Söderlund, Battlefield’s producer Jojje Dalunde, and now Dan Mitre — Battlefield Global Community Manager," says OneAngryGamer.

Read More >>>

Trueclaim Exploration Enters into Binding LOI with New Wave for a Proposed RTO


Trueclaim Exploration Inc. announced that it has entered into a binding letter of intent with New Wave Holdings Corp. to acquire a 100% interest in New Wave via a business combination transaction that would constitute a reverse take-over of Trueclaim.

“I’m excited and incredibly proud of this milestone between New Wave and Trueclaim,” said Tolga Onuk, Chief Executive Officer of New Wave. “I am eager to further expand New Wave’s business operations, and grow with our teams and partners as we develop the future of esports and gaming.”

*Press Release | Read More >>> 

Daniel Mitre Appointed as CMO of New Wave Holdings Corp.


After the successful acquisition of Thunderbolt CDG, co-founder Daniel Mitre appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer of New Wave Holdings Corp.

Daniel Mitre has 16 years of experience in video game marketing, developer and player communications, and building large-scale communities for AAA franchises. Dan made a career out of his passion for gaming, connecting publishers and developers to players.


Tolga Onuk Appointed as CEO of New Wave Holdings Corp.


After the acquisition of Thunderbolt CDG, New Wave Holdings appointed the serial-entrepreneur startup veteran as its new Chief Executive Officer. As a designer, developer, and marketing leader, Tolga Onuk contributed to the success of more than 40 startups, built dozens of digital campaigns, games, and applications while leading LA's top interactive teams. Formerly, Tolga was the Founder and CEO of Thunderbolt Studios - an award winning digital technology development company based in Beverly Hills, CA.


New Wave Holdings Corp. Acquired Los Angeles-based Thunderbolt CDG Inc.


The acquisition was completed after an undisclosed deal between the two companies following two months of preparation and planning.

New Wave Holdings was primarily interested in the executive and creative talent, and the new competitive gaming platform which Thunderbolt CDG Inc. has been building since 2018.


New Wave Holdings Closed Its First Round of Venture Capital Funding


New Wave Holdings closed its first round of venture capital funding in the beginning of 2019. The company has attracted Canadian investors as the company's main focus is one of the world's hottest emerging sectors. 

The second round of funding is expected to be closed during the Q2 of 2019. 

Our Partners


*Acting solely as external legal counsel.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Sign up to catch all of the New Wave updates, news, and events.