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The world of video gaming is bigger than you think1.
In an Australian first, investors will soon be now able to invest in an ETF of global companies that are positioned to benefit from the increasing popularity of video games and eSports.
The VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ESPO) will be the only ETF of its kind listed on ASX.
We believe the growth of video gaming and eSports is a trend, not a fad. It reflects structural changes including the increased consumer demand for online entertainment, the rise of interactive entertainment and the fragmentation of the digital media landscape.
The long term drivers that will enable further growth in video gaming and eSports are:
Did you know? In 2019 eSports drew a larger global audience than American football and rugby combined. Viewership figures show eSports drew in 443 million global viewers while American football and rugby combined attracted 410 million viewers2.
The ESPO opportunity
Dynamic growth opportunity
Invest in the future of sports and access companies that are positioned to benefit from the increasing popularity of video games and eSports.
Pure play and targeted exposure
Access high exposures to pure-play video gaming and eSport companies driving transformation in the industry.
A diversified portfolio across a number of countries which offers focused exposure away from Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.
1 Number of Netflix paid streaming subscribers worldwide 2011-2020, A. Watson, 17 July 2020 via statistica.com; Apple hits 1.5 billion active devices with ~80% of recent iPhones and iPads running iOS 13, M. Potuck, 28 January 2020 via 9to5mac.com; Social Media Statistics Australia – June 2020 via socialmedianews.com; The World’s 2.7 Billion Gamers Will Spend $159.3 Billion on Games in 2020; The Market Will Surpass $200 Billion by 2023, T. Wijman 8 May 2020.
2 How Esports Is Primed To Take Over Traditional Sports - For Good, G.Olya, 16 July 2020.