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TGS Esports $TGS.ca Announces Intent to Acquire Canadian Esports and Digital Media Startup, Volcanic Media $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:18 AM on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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  • Taken the next step in its growth strategy by executing a letter of intent dated October 1, 2020 to acquire Volcanic Media Inc., a leader in scholastic and grassroots Canadian esports
  • Volcanic was founded in 2018 and is the creator of the National Esports Scholastic League, a first of its kind initiative that works directly with school districts and educators to create various esports initiatives
  • To date Volcanic has worked with over 1000 high school students in 13 different cities spanning 6 school districts
  • Acquisition is expected to drive over 200,000 new users to TGS through scholastic leagues, tournaments, and in-class programs

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 7, 2020 – TGS Esports Inc. (“TGS” or the “Company“) (TSXV: TGS) is pleased to announce that it has taken the next step in its growth strategy by executing a letter of intent dated October 1, 2020 (the “LOI“) to acquire Volcanic Media Inc. (“Volcanic“), a leader in scholastic and grassroots Canadian esports (the “Acquisition“).

Volcanic was founded in 2018 and is the creator of the National Esports Scholastic League, a first of its kind initiative that works directly with school districts and educators to create various esports initiatives. To date Volcanic has worked with over 1000 high school students in 13 different cities spanning 6 school districts.

Volcanic has been at the forefront of scholastic esports including awarding high school esports scholarships and creating inter-district high school esports leagues, both firsts of their kind in Canada. Volcanic have also started work on indigenous esports efforts, previously working with Binche Keyoh First Nations for pilot esports programs.

Following the closing of the Acquisition (the “Closing“), TGS is also proud to announce that, as part of this new partnership, all high schools looking to utilize Volcanic will be able to do so absolutely free with no fees paid by schools or students. Interested schools can reach out to Shawn Caldera: [email protected].

Acquisition Highlights

  • The Acquisition is expected to drive over 200,000 new users to TGS through scholastic leagues, tournaments, and in-class programs.

  • The new users will feed into TGS’ online platform, Pepper Esports, which adds to TGS’ overall strategy of having one central ecosystem that creates an unparalleled esports experience.

  • The Acquisition has the potential to put TGS at the forefront of High School esports in Canada and offer TGS an all new scholastic division led by Shawn Caldera and JP Perez of Volcanic.

“We have been working with Shawn and his team for some time now and it made perfect sense to bring Volcanic into the fold,” said Spiro Khouri, CEO of TGS. “Thirty percent of all gamers are under the age of 181 and that number is growing. By introducing that demographic to TGS it allows them to interact with us early and stay a part of our ecosystem beyond High School.”

“Volcanic was created to provide high quality esports events in the scholastic space. In this regard, the agreement with TGS will allow us to take Volcanic to the next level and work with students not only in High School but beyond,” said Shawn Caldera, President of Volcanic.

                         
1 Victor Yanev, “Video Game Demographics – Who Plays Games in 2020“, TechJury (July 25, 2020), online: <https://techjury.net/blog/video-game-demographics/#gref>.

Summary of Acquisition

The LOI sets out the principal terms on which the parties have agreed to complete the Acquisition. The parties have agreed to negotiate in good faith to formalize a definitive agreement (the “Definitive Agreement“) on or before October 30, 2020, and to consummate the Acquisition on or before November 30, 2020.

On Closing, the Company will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Volcanic (the “Volcanic Shares“) in exchange for a purchase price of $240,000 (the “Purchase Price“). The Purchase Price will be payable by the issuance of such number of common shares of TGS (each, a “TGS Share“) that is equal to the relevant payment (collectively, the “Consideration Shares“), which Consideration Shares will be subject to certain mutually agreed upon terms of escrow.

The Consideration Shares will be distributed upon each of the following milestones being achieved: 40,000 on the Closing; $10,000 on the date that 10,000 new users are registered on Pepper Esports Inc.’s (“Pepper“) esports platform or any other TGS platform as a result of contracts entered into by Volcanic; $30,000 on the date that 40,000 total new users are registered on Pepper’s esports platform or any other TGS platform as a result of contracts entered into by Volcanic; $30,000 on the date that 70,000 total new users are registered on Pepper’s esports platform or any other TGS platform as a result of contracts entered into by Volcanic; $30,000 on the date that 100,000 total new users are registered on Pepper’s esports platform or any other TGS platform as a result of contracts entered into by Volcanic; $50,000 on the date that 150,000 total new users are registered on Pepper’s esports platform or any other TGS platform as a result of contracts entered into by Volcanic; and $50,000 on the date that 200,000 total new users are registered on Pepper’s esports platform or any other TGS platform as a result of contracts entered into by Volcanic.

Subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV“), the Consideration Shares will be issued at a deemed price equal to the Discounted Market Price (as defined in the policies of the TSXV) of the TGS Shares on the date of issuance of the Consideration Shares based on the Volume Weighted Average Price of TSXV’s share price in the ten (10) trading days prior to the relevant payment date. The discount applicable to the Consideration Shares shall be the lesser of 25% and the maximum discount applicable under the policies of the TSXV on the date of issuance of the Consideration Shares.

On Closing, it is anticipated that each of Shawn Caldera and JP Perez will enter into consulting agreements with TGS pursuant to which they will serve the Company as Scholastic Esports Director and Scholastic Esports Manager respectively.

The Acquisition is expected to constitute a “Reviewable Transaction” as defined in TSXV Policy 5.3 – Acquisitions and Dispositions of Non-Cash Assets and is therefore subject to the prior approval of the TSXV. No finder’s fees are payable in connection with the Acquisition. Following the Closing, Volcanic will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

Completion of the Acquisition remains subject to a number of conditions, including: (i) the approval of the Acquisition by the shareholders of Volcanic, (ii) the completion of satisfactory due diligence, (iii) the approval of the boards of directors of the Company and Volcanic, (iv) the execution of the Definitive Agreement, (v) obtaining all required consents, waivers and approvals, including the approval of the TSXV, and (vi) other closing conditions customary for transactions of this nature.

About Volcanic Esports Inc.

Volcanic Media Inc. is a private British Columbia esports and digital media startup. Volcanic is a leader in esports growth in Canada, running the National Esports Scholastic League, where students compete for post-secondary scholarship funding. Volcanic also acts as a gateway for digital creators, gamers and media enthusiasts for their future careers. Volcanic works with tech accelerators, tech businesses and educators to help foster grassroots community engagement through Volcanic’s ATLAS platform; a powerful esports engagement platform helping to ensure no esports enthusiast is left behind.

About TGS Esports Inc.

TGS Esports Inc. is an esports organization focused on providing an unparalleled esports experience through its expertise in online and in-person event management, broadcast production, and Pepper Esports tournament software. TGS is the owner of Canada’s first dedicated esports arena, The Gaming Stadium, located in Richmond, British Columbia, which opened in June 2019. The Gaming Stadium hosts regular online tournaments as well as provides high quality broadcast production for any event. For more information, visit www.thegamingstadium.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Spiro Khouri

Spiro Khouri, CEO
TGS Esports Inc.

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which reflect the expectations of management regarding the Company. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, including with respect to: Shawn Caldera and JP Perez joining the TGS team, that the Acquisition will increase the number of TGS users and, in turn, feed into TGS’ online platform, that the Acquisition will allow the Company to keep players within its ecosystem, that the Acquisition has the potential to put TGS at the forefront of High School esports in Canada, the execution of the Definitive Agreement and the terms of such Definitive Agreement, the completion of the Acquisition and the acceptance of the Acquisition and terms thereof by the TSXV. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including risks related to factors beyond the control of the Company. The risks include the following: the unknown magnitude and duration of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and other risks that are customary to transactions of this nature. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them.

This press release is not an offer of the securities for sale in the United States. The securities have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL Generates 400% Growth in New Registered Users During VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series Tournament $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:14 AM on Thursday, September 17th, 2020
  • VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series Reaches Record 1.7 Million Unique Viewers
  • Tournament Now the Most-Watched Legend Series Event in Allied Esports History
  • New registered users grew 400% and customer deposits increased 300% during the two-week period of the VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series Tournament compared to the same two weeks in the prior month

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Sept. 17, 2020 — Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) (or the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, today announced new registered users grew 400% and customer deposits increased 300% during the two-week period of the VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series Tournament compared to the same two weeks in the prior month.

The Company’s partner, Allied Esports, a global esports entertainment company and a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AESE), drew 1.7 million unique viewers for the VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series tournament, which ended Sunday, September 13. The two-week competition, which also generated over 1 million hours watched and reached 98,000 peak viewers, is the most-watched Legend Series event since the tournament series was created in 2017.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the viewership numbers for the VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series, a new benchmark for Allied Esports and a great introduction of our VIE.gg brand to fans around the world,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “With a 400% increase in new users and 300% increase in deposits, we’ve clearly demonstrated there is demand for our platform. This was a great start to our marketing efforts, and we’re excited to pursue similar opportunities moving forward.”

Each broadcast during the VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series tournament prominently featured a wagering component, including dynamic live odds that were on display for the entirety of each match. 

“This tournament was an excellent start to our partnership with Esports Entertainment Group, as we introduced their wagering platform to millions of people around the world, and we look forward to creating more valuable content with them in the near future,” said Frank Ng, CEO of Allied Esports Entertainment. “The VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series is a great example of the ability of our tournaments to deliver dedicated content to an enthusiastic, engaged audience, and we will continue to develop these brands to meet the needs of partners as the esports industry continues to evolve.”

The professional Counter-Strike tournament, which was produced from Allied Esports’ HyperX Esports Studio in Hamburg, Germany, was a global event reaching esports audiences across multiple continents and languages. Allied Esports worked with various partners to broadcast the tournament on Twitch in six languages – English, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, French and German – and on Chinese streaming platform HUYA, which carried both English and Chinese streams.

The VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series featured 16 Counter-Strike teams from multiple European countries, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region and South America, including seven teams ranked in the top 50 globally. Kazakhstan’s Winstrike, which jumped from No. 60 in the world at the start of the tournament to No. 34, defeated 32nd-ranked Heretics from France 3-0 in the best-of-five Grand Final to secure the first VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series title and €17,000 of the €50,000 total prize pool. Every game from the two-week tournament can be watched in full at youtube.com/alliedesports.

“We are very happy with the results of our first esports tournament sponsorship and the strong uptick in new sign ups and deposits we saw as a result of reaching millions of fans globally,” added Magnus Leppäniemi, Vice President of Marketing and Head of Esports at Vie.gg. “The VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series provided a great opportunity to support tier 2 and tier 3 teams, a large and important segment of the esports community, and we look forward to continuing our support of these teams in the future.”

The VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series was Allied Esports’ seventh edition of the CS:GO Legend Series and the 13th Legend Series event overall and part of its efforts to expand the competitive ecosystem and total prize pool for teams ranked outside of the first tier.

ABOUT ESPORTS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Esports Entertainment offers fixed odds wagering, fantasy and pools on various esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform at vie.gg and owns and operates online sports book, SportNation.bet. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multiplayer mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Curacao. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 protects companies from liability for their forward-looking statements if they comply with the requirements of the Act.

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RedChip Companies, Inc.
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Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL Provides FY21, FY22 Organic Revenue Guidance & Long-Term Revenue Opportunity $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:09 AM on Thursday, September 10th, 2020
  • Provided for the first time, organic revenue guidance for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 as well as a long-term revenue opportunity based on the large and rapidly growing esports wagering addressable market
  • Management issues the following guidance:
  • Fiscal 21 (FY ending June 30, 2021) Revenue Guidance: $13 million
  • Fiscal 22 (FY ending June 30, 2022) Revenue Guidance: $25 million

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Sept. 10, 2020 — Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) (or the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, today provided for the first time, organic revenue guidance for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 as well as a long-term revenue opportunity based on the large and rapidly growing esports wagering addressable market.

The Company has built a strong foundation for revenue growth, since its April 2020 Nasdaq listing, completing acquisitions of Argyll Entertainment and the assets of FLIP Sports, forming partnerships with Allied Esports, Dignitas, and Twin River Worldwide, while strengthening its team at all levels of the organization. Based on these and other accomplishments, as well as attractive industry trends, management issues the following guidance:

     Fiscal 21 (FY ending June 30, 2021) Revenue Guidance: $13 million

     Fiscal 22 (FY ending June 30, 2022) Revenue Guidance: $25 million

Ultimately the Company believes long-term its VIE.gg platform alone has a revenue opportunity of $180 million1, based on securing 5% of the $3.6 billion esports wagering market.

“Now that we have completed several of the strategic milestones that we laid out in our roadshow, we are well positioned for strong organic revenue growth,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “We additionally intend to aggressively pursue accretive acquisitions within each of the frameworks of our Three Pillar Strategy.”  

The Company’s Three Pillar Strategy targets growth opportunities in 1) esports entertainment, through tournaments and leagues, 2) esports wagering in key markets globally through the Company’s VIE.gg platform, as well as 3) iGaming and traditional sports betting.

1. Long-term revenue target based on Esports Wagering Market Size and market share assumptions laid out in company’s investor deck.

ABOUT ESPORTS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Esports Entertainment offers fixed odds wagering, fantasy and pools on various esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform at vie.gg and owns and operates online sports book, SportNation.bet. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multiplayer mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Curacao. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 protects companies from liability for their forward-looking statements if they comply with the requirements of the Act.

Contact:

U.S. Investor Relations 
RedChip Companies, Inc.
Dave Gentry
407-491-4498
[email protected]

Media & Investor Relations Inquiries
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#Beckham’s #Guild to kick off London IPO as #Esports flourish – SPONSOR: Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:06 PM on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

SPONSOR: Esports Entertainment Group (GMBL:NASDAQ) Millions of people from around the world tune in to watch teams of video game players compete with each other. In first quarter 2020, YouTube reported 1.1 billion hours watched, an increase of 13% when compared to fourth quarter 2019. Wagering on Esports is projected to hit $23 BILLION this year although that number will likely be eclipsed due to the recent pandemic. Esports Entertainment Group is designed for the purpose of facilitating as much of this wagering as possible.  LEARN MORE.

Beckham’s Guild to kick off London IPO as esports flourish

  • David Beckham’s Guild Esports plans to list in London this year, making the former England soccer captain’s esports enterprise the first to go public in Britain.
  • Guild, which owns and develops esports teams, intends to raise 20 million pounds ($26 million) by listing around 40% of its shares, giving it a valuation of 50 million pounds, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

By Clara Denina and Tanishaa Nadkar

(Reuters) – David Beckham’s Guild Esports plans to list in London this year, making the former England soccer captain’s esports enterprise the first to go public in Britain.

Guild, which owns and develops esports teams, intends to raise 20 million pounds ($26 million) by listing around 40% of its shares, giving it a valuation of 50 million pounds, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

Beckham was the founding shareholder of Guild, which said in a statement that that some esport tournaments were attracting a bigger audience than the Wimbledon tennis championship, cycling’s Tour de France and golf’s U.S. Open.

Globally the esports market generated $951 million in revenues in 2019 and 443 million viewers, games and esports analytics firm Newzoo estimates.

Guild is banking on the global influence and following of the former soccer star turned sports business entrepreneur to support its business.

Beckham has an undisclosed significant but minority stake in Guild and is expected to remain a shareholder in the London-based company, which said proceeds from the share placing will be used to recruit new players and invest in its brand.

Guild initially plans to build a coaching academy for teams of four esports disciplines including Rocket League, EA Sports’ FIFA and Fortnite.

It aims to have 20 players by the end of 2021 across its game formats. For now, it has one FIFA player and three Rocket League players.

Online gaming has skyrocketed during global coronavirus lockdowns, which halted live sports events.

The coronavirus crisis has also hit European listings, with volumes at their lowest in eight years in the first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic doused investor sentiment.

Although there has since been a revival in new listings, this has mostly been in the United States and Asia.

The Hut Group, an online retailer of beauty and nutrition products, is expected to debut on the London public market in September, potentially the biggest IPO of a British company since 2013.

(Editing by Bernard Orr, Jason Neely and Alexander Smith)

Source: https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/sports/beckhams-guild-to-kick-off-london-ipo-as-esports-flourish-494633/

Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL Takes Control of its Tech Stack with Acquisition of FLIP Sports Assets $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:14 AM on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
  • Announced it completed the acquisition of certain assets of FLIP Sports Limited, including staff and all intellectual property.
  • FLIP Sports is a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Sept. 09, 2020 — Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) (or the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, today announced it completed the acquisition of certain assets of FLIP Sports Limited (“FLIP”), including staff and all intellectual property.  

“This is a major step forward for Esports Entertainment Group, placing us in a position where we own and control our tech stack,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “With this transaction, we’re also gaining a world-class development team with a specific expertise in gambling, along with award-winning customized software, and as a bonus, they have existing revenue which adds to our financials.”

FLIP Sports is a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports. Through its proprietary in-play, peer-to-peer technology, FLIP provides a unique multi-platform second-screen experience within an entertaining, social, and competitive gaming environment for fun-seeking sports and wagering enthusiasts who enjoy watching live sports and events.

“As leaders in building iGaming platforms, the FLIP team is a welcome addition to Esports Entertainment Group and will enable us to take the player experience to new heights, ultimately creating a best-in-class immersive experience for esports fans,” stated John Brackens, CIO/CTO of Esports Entertainment Group.

Global esports revenues are expected to grow 15.7% year-on-year to $1.1 billion in 2020, according to Newzoo, while the global esports betting market is forecast to reach $17.2 billion by year end according to data from Esports Insider.

ABOUT ESPORTS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Esports Entertainment offers fixed odds wagering, fantasy and pools on various esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform at vie.gg and owns and operates online sports book, SportNation.bet. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multiplayer mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Curacao. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 protects companies from liability for their forward-looking statements if they comply with the requirements of the Act.

Contact:

U.S. Investor Relations 
RedChip Companies, Inc.
Dave Gentry
407-491-4498
[email protected]

Media & Investor Relations Inquiries
AGORACOM
[email protected]
http://agoracom.com/ir/eSportsEntertainmentGroup

#Esports is the future of gaming – SPONSOR: Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:19 PM on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

SPONSOR: Esports Entertainment Group (GMBL:NASDAQ) Millions of people from around the world tune in to watch teams of video game players compete with each other. In first quarter 2020, YouTube reported 1.1 billion hours watched, an increase of 13% when compared to fourth quarter 2019. Wagering on Esports is projected to hit $23 BILLION this year although that number will likely be eclipsed due to the recent pandemic. Esports Entertainment Group is designed for the purpose of facilitating as much of this wagering as possible.  LEARN MORE.

Esports is the future of gaming

  • If it is said that esports is the most growing industry worldwide these days then it is not wrong
  • It is because this industry has a high economic value and it attracts many young players

By Staff Report

If it is said that esports is going to replace the real sports anytime soon then it is not wrong. It may sound like a big statement being made without any evidence but there are many pieces of evidence to support it. People are all ready to be digitally connected and they are playing the games all over the internet by paying on their own.

Olympics will have virtual games:

It is expected that the Olympics committee is suggesting to make virtual games a part of their next tournament. That’s how not only many new games will have emerged but the concept of traditional play may also be changed. People will also love to move in those dimensions where they can experience a new environment. It seems true also because FIFA 18 also have registered above 60 online competitions then why not in the next Olympics.

Free games attract youngsters:

If casinos are checked, there exist many casinos that allow you to play free games even. The user can even practice the skills by playing these offline. The free games are a very unique idea in casinos. It is truly the best way for the company to earn money and it will benefit them in real meaning shortly. The Bestbonus offers many free benefits and awards which brings a lot of audience towards them. They divide the bonuses into kinds like through free spins and no deposit bonuses which makes people more excited to participate.

Esports is a rapidly growing industry:

If it is said that esports is the most growing industry worldwide these days then it is not wrong. It is because this industry has a high economic value and it attracts many young players. This trend is getting common because of the excessive usage of phone and availability of free spins like in best bonus. The mobile games and now the virtual reality games are almost combined and it shows the future of the gaming world. What will be the future of real-world games, nobody knows.

People consider it a sport:

It is important to know that how people perceive e-sport. Do they take it as a real sport? The answer would simply be Yes esports and e gaming has made its mark in the industry. It is not easy to differentiate between real sports and e-sport because traditional sports have quality men who call them sportsmen. But the people being part of e-sport can not claim to be sportsmen because they hardly do any workout to be fit enough.

The sportsmen criteria are different for both the sports:

People playing esports have different skills like the eye movement, their fine finger and hand skills through which they can make a correct decision at the right time. On the other hand, traditional sports require body workout and fitness to participate.

Money makes the difference:

In normal sport, people play, perform, win and get the reward. On the other hand, esports or gaming offers multiple awards for free initially to get the players by giving them bonuses. This is how people move towards esports even if they will have to pay to play because they know the benefits and rewards can also be claimed later on. Though it is always not necessary to pay to get some bonus as many sites offers to play without paying a single penny just like Bestbonus.

Source: https://mymmanews.com/esports-is-the-future-of-gaming/

Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL to Present at the 9th Annual Gateway Conference on September 10, 2020 $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:36 AM on Friday, September 4th, 2020
  • Invited to present at the 9th Annual Gateway Conference, which is being held virtually on September 9-10, 2020.
  • management is scheduled to present on Thursday, September ­10th at 7:00 a.m. Pacific time, with one-on-one meetings to be held throughout the conference.
  • The presentation will be webcast live and available for replay here.

BIRKIRKARA, MALTA / September 4, 2020 / Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMBL)(NASDAQ:GMBLW) (or the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, has been invited to present at the 9th Annual Gateway Conference, which is being held virtually on September 9-10, 2020.

Esports Entertainment Group management is scheduled to present on Thursday, September ­10th at 7:00 a.m. Pacific time, with one-on-one meetings to be held throughout the conference. The presentation will be webcast live and available for replay here.

To receive additional information, request an invitation or to schedule a one-on-one meeting, please email [email protected].

About the Gateway Conference 

The 9th Annual Gateway Conference is an invite-only conference presented by Gateway Investor Relations, a full-service financial communications firm. The conference was created to bring together the most compelling companies with the nation’s top institutional investors and analysts. This year’s event features a long list of companies from a number of growth industries, including technology, business and financial services, consumer, digital media, clean technology and life sciences. The format has been designed to give attendees direct access to senior management via company presentations, Q&A sessions and one-on-one meetings. Follow the Gateway Conference on Twitter and join the conversation using the #GatewayIRConference hashtag. For more information, visit gatewayir.com/conference.

About Esports Entertainment Group

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Esports Entertainment offers fixed odds wagering, fantasy and pools on various esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform at vie.gg and owns and operates online sports book, SportNation.bet. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multiplayer mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Curacao. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.

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DraftKings $DKNG surges 12% after Michael Jordan takes equity stake and special adviser role – SPONSOR: Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:11 AM on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

SPONSOR: Esports Entertainment Group (GMBL:NASDAQ) Millions of people from around the world tune in to watch teams of video game players compete with each other. In first quarter 2020, YouTube reported 1.1 billion hours watched, an increase of 13% when compared to fourth quarter 2019. Wagering on Esports is projected to hit $23 BILLION this year although that number will likely be eclipsed due to the recent pandemic. Esports Entertainment Group is designed for the purpose of facilitating as much of this wagering as possible.  LEARN MORE.

DraftKings surges 12% after Michael Jordan takes equity stake and special adviser role

  • DraftKings surged as much as 12% on Wednesday after basketball legend Michael Jordan took an equity interest in the firm.
  • Jordan’s stake comes in exchange for “providing guidance and strategic advice” to the sports betting company, according to a press release.
  • The six-time NBA champion will advise DraftKings on a variety of topics including company strategy, development, diversity, equity, and marketing.

DraftKings shares rocketed as much as 12% on Wednesday after announcing basketball superstar Michael Jordan took an equity stake in the company. 

The six-time National Basketball Association champion took an equity interest in exchange for “providing guidance and strategic advice” to DraftKings’ board of directors, according to a Wednesday press release. The sports betting company plans to tap Jordan for input on company strategy, development, diversity, equity, and marketing activities.

“The strategic counsel and business acumen Michael brings to our board is invaluable, and I am excited to have him join our team,” CEO and co-founder Jason Robins said in the release.

Jordan’s role as a special advisor to DraftKing’s board of directors is effective immediately, the company said.  

DraftKings began trading publicly in April after merging with special-purpose acquisition company Diamond Eagle. Shares have since rallied as investors position for sports gambling to pick up as major leagues resume activity. 

The exposure to major sports in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic cuts both ways. While the start of the NBA and Major League Baseball seasons boosted shares, the stock tumbled as much as 13% on July 27 when a COVID outbreak halted several MLB games.

DraftKings closed at $36.93 per share on Tuesday, up 247% year-to-date.

Source: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/draftkings-stock-price-jumps-michael-jordan-equity-stake-special-advisor-2020-9-1029556547#

New Jersey EDA to lead state-wide #Esports initiatives, approves wagers on the VIE.gg CS:GO Legends Series event – SPONSOR: Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:24 AM on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

SPONSOR: Esports Entertainment Group (GMBL:NASDAQ) Millions of people from around the world tune in to watch teams of video game players compete with each other. In first quarter 2020, YouTube reported 1.1 billion hours watched, an increase of 13% when compared to fourth quarter 2019. Wagering on Esports is projected to hit $23 BILLION this year although that number will likely be eclipsed due to the recent pandemic. Esports Entertainment Group is designed for the purpose of facilitating as much of this wagering as possible.  LEARN MORE.

New Jersey EDA to lead state-wide esports initiatives

  • One technique in the state’s masterplan is to drive esports interest through betting
  • The fruits of which arrived today as the Division of Gaming Enforcement issued an approval notice for the state’s licensed operators to accept wagers on the VIE.gg CS:GO Legends Series event

By Cody Luongo September 1, 2020

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), the state’s principal agency driving economic growth, has unveiled its initiative to curate and support businesses which “accelerate” the esports industry’s development in the Garden State.

The strategy will see the NJEDA serve as a catalyst for esports activity in New Jersey, collaborating with stakeholders and local bodies to support efforts which push the industry forward. Starting with two key ventures, the NJEDA will work with partners throughout the industry to establish the state as an “epicenter” of esports in the United States.

Tim Sullivan, CEO of New Jersey Economic Development Authority, commented on the initiative in a release: “As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, finding new ways to bring people together virtually and supporting industries that can thrive without in-person interaction is crucial. Esports are uniquely positioned to address both of these priorities, and the NJEDA is excited to help to bring the benefits of this new industry to communities throughout New Jersey.” 

One technique in the state’s masterplan is to drive esports interest through betting. The fruits of which arrived today as the Division of Gaming Enforcement issued an approval notice for the state’s licensed operators to accept wagers on the VIE.gg CS:GO Legends Series event.

Produced by Allied Esports and monitored by the Esports Integrity Commission, the online tournament will be held to the industry standards and procedures for safeguarding competitive integrity. This includes the distribution of event guidelines outlining betting, inside information, match-fixing, and cheating to participating teams and players.

The NJEDA initiative will launch alongside Conference One (CF1), a “first-of-its-kind” collegiate esports league headquartered in New Jersey. Facilitated by the Authority, CF1 will create a collegiate varsity esports league bringing together teams from more than 128 institutions across the country.

Starting in October, Conference One will host its inaugural season with Riot Games’ VALORANT. Participating schools, organised into four regions – North, South, East, and West – will compete in round-robin matches culminating in tournament finals. Organisers anticipate including more esports titles in the league in the future.

Anthony Gaud, CEO of Gaud-Hammer Gaming Group, an esports agency which manages Conference One, added: “Finding the ideal location to establish Conference One was challenging. We needed a place with a robust technology infrastructure that could handle the demands of major livestreamed events, a highly skilled and adaptable workforce, and an established sports wagering industry. Not many locations offer all of that, but New Jersey has it all. 

“We look forward to collaborating with the NJEDA and other partners throughout the state to grow Conference One while supporting New Jersey’s emerging status as the hub of the American esports industry.”

The NJEDA mentions these autumn-bound initiatives are “just the beginning of the industry’s growth in New Jersey.” Individuals and companies with innovative ideas pertaining to esports are invited to contact the NJEDA directly.

Esports Insider says: Having the NJEDA in the esports industry’s corner will be a serious catalyst for growth in the Garden State – and that’s no embellishment. This initiative will provide resources for stakeholders and establish key connections for esports businesses to thrive in the state.

Source: https://www.esportsinsider.com/2020/09/new-jersey-eda-esports/

TGS Esports Announces Intent to Acquire Leading Competitive #Esports Platform, Pepper Esports $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:45 AM on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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  • Executed a letter of intent dated August 28, 2020 to acquire Pepper Esports Inc.
  • Pepper platform offers an advanced suite of tools for league operators, tournament operators, and venue owners to setup and manage esports communities and run world class events
  • These include key innovations, such as Pepper’s automatic game scoring technology, which uses its patent pending AI engine and saves event organizers hundreds of hours of setup time, while also providing players and attendees with a vastly improved experience.

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 1, 2020  – TGS Esports Inc. (“TGS” or the “Company“) (TSX-V: TGS) is pleased to announce that it has taken the next step in its growth strategy to provide a consolidated end to end esports experience to players and tournament organizers by executing a letter of intent dated August 28, 2020 (the “LOI“) to acquire Pepper Esports Inc. (“Pepper“), a leading competitive esports platform (the “Acquisition“). In addition, the Pepper executive team, Guy Halford-Thompson, Jackson Warren and Ben Hoffman, with over a decade of combined experience in growing early stage companies in the public markets, are expected to join TGS executive team on the closing of the Acquisition (the “Closing“). Under the terms of the LOI, TGS is expected to acquire all of the outstanding securities of Pepper by way of a three-cornered amalgamation.

The Pepper platform offers an advanced suite of tools for league operators, tournament operators, and venue owners to setup and manage esports communities and run world class events. These include key innovations, such as Pepper’s automatic game scoring technology, which uses its patent pending AI engine and saves event organizers hundreds of hours of setup time, while also providing players and attendees with a vastly improved experience.

Transaction Highlights

  • Develop New Revenue Streams – the Acquisition is expected to provide TGS with diverse new online revenue streams that include data monetization, payment processing and recurring subscription revenue.
  • Expanded Consumer and Business Base – the combined company will have the ability to acquire users from all over the globe through tournaments of any kind.
  • Highly Accomplished and Experienced Team – the completion of the Acquisition will add a team with over a decade of combined experience in growing early stage companies in the public markets.

“Rather than sending our players to third party platforms for online events, and missing out on key revenue, we will now be able to keep players within our ecosystem while also generating revenue directly from the Pepper platform,” said Spiro Khouri, CEO of TGS. “This acquisition brings an important technology platform to TGS, making our business model scalable, global, and with defensible IP.”

“This acquisition will fast track our ability to scale the Pepper platform by leveraging the existing customers and expertise of the TGS team, and we hope to bring accelerated revenue growth to TGS once the Pepper platform is fully launched,” said Guy Halford-Thompson, CEO of Pepper. “Becoming part of TGS is a big milestone for the company.”

The global market for esports tournaments is expected to be USD $1.598 billion by 2023 according to an August 2020 report by Statista, with few dominant game-agnostic service providers that are publicly traded.

Summary of Acquisition

The LOI sets out the principal terms on which the parties have agreed to complete the Acquisition. The parties have agreed to negotiate in good faith to formalize a definitive agreement (the “Definitive Agreement“) on or before October 30, 2020, and they have agreed to a mutual exclusivity and due diligence period expiring 45 days from the date of the LOI.

On Closing, the Company will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Pepper (the “Pepper Shares“) in consideration for 43,385,664 common shares of the Company (each a “TGS Share“, and such TGS Shares issued as consideration for the Acquisition, the “Consideration Shares“) at a deemed price of $0.14 per Consideration Share for aggregate deemed consideration of approximately $6,073,993. The Consideration Shares will be subject to a contractual lock-up, with 20% of the Consideration Shares being released on the Closing and a further 20% being released every six months thereafter.

Each outstanding security of Pepper that is convertible or exchangeable for Pepper Shares will be exchanged for corresponding securities that are convertible or exchangeable for TGS Shares on substantially the same economic conditions.

On Closing, Pepper will have the right to appoint a nominee to the board of directors of the Company.

The LOI contains, and the Definitive Agreement will provide for, customary representations, warranties and covenants including non-solicitation and a right to match any superior proposal. Completion of the Acquisition remains subject to a number of conditions, including: (i) the approval of the Acquisition by the shareholders of Pepper, (ii) the completion of satisfactory due diligence, (iii) the approval of the boards of directors of the Company and Pepper, (iv) the execution of the Definitive Agreement, (v) obtaining all required consents, waivers and approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, and (vi) other closing conditions customary for transactions of this nature.

Haywood Securities Inc. has acted as a financial advisor to Pepper in connection with the Acquisition.

The Company and Pepper deal at arm’s length with each other, and the Acquisition is not expected to result in a change of control of the Company.  A finder’s fee in an amount to be determined at a later time may be payable in connection with the Acquisition, subject to compliance with applicable securities laws and the approval of the TSXV.

About Pepper Esports Inc.

Pepper is a leading esports platform provider that offers an advanced platform to create and manage communities of players, organizers, spectators and sponsors, all in one place.  By working closely with event organizers and live venue operators over the last two years, Pepper has developed a suite of advanced tools to manage esports communities, run world class esports and operate physical gaming venues.

Pepper’s key technologies include its patent pending AI engine, which automatically captures game data to create a tournament experience that extends beyond live gameplay and includes highly demanded features such as global leaderboards, player profiles and statistics, new tournament discovery and digital wallets.

About TGS Esports Inc.

TGS Esports Inc. is the parent company of Myesports. Myesports was created in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2018, and is an esports organization focused on providing and hosting esports events, tournaments, and leagues at both the amateur and professional levels both online and in person. Myesports is the operator of Canada’s first dedicated esports arena, The Gaming Stadium, located in Richmond, British Columbia, which opened in June 2019.  Since its inception, Myesports has hosted esports events for games such as League of Legends and Fortnite, as well as organized and hosted the Pinnacle event at the River Rock Casino and the Burnaby Festival of Learning. Myesports also hosts regular online tournaments as well as provides high quality broadcast production for any event. For more information, visit www.thegamingstadium.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Spiro Khouri

Spiro Khouri, CEO
TGS Esports Inc.

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which reflect the expectations of management regarding the Company. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, including with respect to: Guy Halford-Thompson, Jackson Warren and Ben Hoffman joining the TGS team, that the Acquisition will allow the Company to keep players within its ecosystem while also generating revenue directly from the Pepper platform, that the Acquisition will make the Company’s business model scalable, global, and with defensible IP, that the Acquisition will fast track Pepper’s ability to scale the Pepper platform by leveraging the existing customers and expertise of the TGS team the execution of the Definitive Agreement and the terms of such Definitive Agreement, the completion of the Acquisition, the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange, the global market for esports tournaments and that a finder’s fee may be payable in connection with the Acquisition. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including risks related to factors beyond the control of the Company. The risks include the following: the unknown magnitude and duration of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and other risks that are customary to transactions of this nature. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them.

This press release is not an offer of the securities for sale in the United States. The securities have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.