Public securities

An investor looking to broaden its portfolio with exposure to esports can choose from a number of publicly listed securities, including direct share ownership in entities, investment in mutual funds, or selecting one of several industry-focused exchange traded funds (ETF).

Public companies

  1. Enthusiast Gaming Holdings (TSX:EGLX)

Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc is a Canadian based gaming company focused on building the largest gaming video platform for video games and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Reaching over 300 million gamers every month, the company is a member of the Comscore 100 ranking of the top Internet Properties in the U.S and the largest in the Gaming Information category on mobile devices.

  1. East Side Games Group (TSX:EAGR)

East Side Games Group Inc is a free-to-play mobile game group, that creates engaging games that produce enduring player loyalty. Its studio group entrepreneurial culture is anchored in creativity, execution, and growth through a diverse portfolio of original and licensed IP mobile games. It generates revenue through in-app purchases (IAP) from the sale of in-game virtual items that enhance the gameplaying experience, and through in-game advertising.

The company has a large portfolio of original and licensed intellectual property mobile games, including The Office: Somehow We Manage, RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar, Bud Farm: Idle Tycoon, Cheech & Chong Bud Farm, It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile and Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money.

  1. GameSquare Esports (CSE:GSQ)

Closing out this list of top Canadian esports stocks is GameSquare Esports, an international gaming and esports company involved in acquisitions in the sports and entertainment sectors. The company has built an asset portfolio that includes Code Red Esports, an esports talent agency serving the UK; GCN, a digital media company focused on gaming and esports audiences in Los Angeles; NextGen Tech (doing business as Complexity Gaming), a leading esports organization operating in the US; Swingman (doing business as Cut+Sew and Zoned), a gaming and lifestyle marketing agency based in Los Angeles; and Fourth Frame Studios, a multidisciplinary creative production studio.

4. Astralis (DSME:ASTRLS)

Astralis A/S is a global esports company. The company focuses on building sports and entertainment brands and teams, engaging media channels and partnerships around its respective esports teams. It is the operator and indirect owner of five teams under the Astralis brand, in Counter-Strike (CS:GO), League of Legends (LoL), and FIFA.

5. FaZe Holdings (NASDAQ:FAZE)

FaZe Clan is a professional esports and entertainment organization headquartered in Los Angeles, California, USA. Founded in 2010, the organization has players from around the world, across multiple games. Since its inception, FaZe Clan has established itself as one of the world’s most prominent and influential gaming organizations known for its disruptive original content and hyper-engaged global fanbase of over 510 million combined across social platforms. FaZe Clan’s esports division includes nine competitive teams in Fortnite, FIFA, PUBG, PUBG Mobile, Rainbow Six, Call of Duty League (Atlanta FaZe), Rocket League, VALORANT and CS:GO with dozens of world championship trophies among them.

On October 25, 2021, FaZe Clan announced that the company would be merging with a SPAC called B. Riley Principal 150 Merger Corp, to go public on the US stock market. It is estimated that the company will be worth 1 billion USD at the time the SPAC goes public. The company makes money by winning esports competitions, sponsorships, Twitch subscriptions, selling lots of FaZe Clan-themed merchandise, and producing digital content.

6. Fragbite Group (SSME:FRAG)

Fragbite Group is a global digital gaming entertainment group that develops, adapts, and publishes games and esports content within gaming, esports and web3. Its gaming market is segmented by platform; console games, mobile games, and PC games. The games are primarily aimed at mobile games under brands such as Funrock, Playdigious and Prey Studios. The company operates Fragleague, a Nordic tournament organization for primarily CS:GO.

The company was founded in 2015 and has its headquarters in Stockholm. Its stock is traded on Nasdaq First North Stockholm, under the ticker FRAG.

7. Allied Esports Entertainment (NASDAQ:AGAE)

8. Esports Entertainment Group (NASDAQ:GMBL)

Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) is a full-stack esports and online betting company.

EEG has had Partnerships with the biggest names in the NFL, NHL, NBA, FIFA and esports. We are the official esports provider to the Indian Gaming Esports Association, giving us exclusive access to a large portion of the North American casino industry.

Our company is built on three key verticals: Games, iGaming, and Technology.

9. Super League Gaming (NASDAQ:SLGG)

Super League Gaming (Nasdaq: SLGG) builds and operates networks of games, monetization tools and content channels across open-world gaming platforms that empower developers, energize players, and entertain fans. The company’s solutions provide incomparable access to an audience consisting of players in the largest global metaverse environments, fans of hundreds of thousands of gaming influencers, and viewers of gameplay content across major social media and digital video platforms. Fueled by proprietary and patented technology systems, the company’s platform includes access to vibrant in-game communities, a leading metaverse advertising platform, a network of highly viewed channels and original shows on Instagram, TikTok, Snap, YouTube, and Twitch, cloud-based livestream production tools, and an award-winning esports invitational tournament series. Super League’s properties deliver powerful opportunities for brands and advertisers to achieve impactful insights and marketing outcomes with gamers of all ages.

10. Enthusiast Gaming

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