Esports Entertainment Group Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) (or the “Company”), an esports and online gambling company, today announced its financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended September 30, 2020, as well as an update on several key business initiatives.

Business Highlights

  • Signed agreement to acquire Helix eSports and ggCircuit in deal valued at $43 Million
  • Acquired Argyll Entertainment and its SportNation brand, adding Tier 1 gambling license covering UK and Ireland; Malta gaming license secured in May 2020
  • Acquired assets of FLIP Sports, providing ownership and control of tech stack
  • Acquired Esports Gaming League, with a history of partnerships that include Microsoft, Red Bull Arsenal FC, and Activision; subsequent to acquisition EGL announced first-of-their kind deals with LA Kings, LA Galaxy, and Philadelphia Union to be official esports tournament provider
  • Partnered with Allied Esports as title sponsor of the CS:GO Legend Series tournament; the two-week competition drew 1.7 million unique viewers and generated 1 million hours watched, making it the most-watched Legend Series event since tournament was created in 2017
  • Expanded partnership with Dignitas, an esports asset of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, securing naming rights to famed CS:GO team; partnership includes strategic digital and physical activations in New Jersey marketplace as core focus
  • Partnered with Twin Rivers Gaming to launch wagering platform in New Jersey in calendar Q1 2021
  • Working with the New Jersey Gaming Commission to launch pilot skill-based player-to-player wagering platform, LANduel
  • Opened corporate office at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ

“We have achieved many significant milestones since uplisting to the NASDAQ in April,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “The COVID-19 pandemic has absolutely accelerated the rapid growth of esports leading to mainstream broadcasts to national TV audiences on ESPN and Fox. These trends helped us set new record audience viewing stats with our partner Allied Esports for the globally recognized Legend Series, just one of many accomplishments during the quarter. We believe the successes achieved this year provide an extremely strong foundation for long-term growth while offering investors a true pure play opportunity in the burgeoning world of global esports.”

Johnson continued, “We have structured our business to deliver a diversified esports and online gambling company via three key business pillars and believe this multi-tiered approach provides investors broad exposure to two major trends, the rise of competitive gaming and the legalization of online gambling in the US.”

“As we look ahead, we believe the acquisitions we have made as well as those we plan to make, combined with a growing…

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