Investment News: Canada’s First E-Sports ETF

Evolve Files Preliminary Prospectus for Canada’s First E-Gaming ETF

E-sports fanatics may soon get the chance to invest in the first global E-Gaming exchange traded fund in Canada.

Evolve Funds Group Inc. filed a preliminary prospectus with the Canadian Securities, a registration statement filed prior to an Initial Public Offering, for their Evolve E-Gaming Index ETF (HERO).

Investors will get access to domestic and global publicly listed companies in the electronic gaming industry.

“There are over 300 million fans globally and growing, E-Sports leagues have created a professional gaming ecosystem comprised of sold-out arenas big-name sponsorship opportunities and streaming deals with tech giants like Amazon and Facebook,” states President and CEO of Evolve ETFs, Raj Lala.

A billion dollar industry

According to Statista, the global E-Sports market revenue is estimated to reach a high of $1.79 billion U.S. by 2022.

Currently, a majority of the market revenues come from sponsorship and advertising, the rest from E-Sports betting, merchandise and ticket sales.

In 2017, Asia brought in $406 million U.S., close to half of the global E-Sports market revenue. On the other hand,  North America brought in $392 million U.S. , followed by the European market at $298 million U.S.

For more information on Evolve Funds read the press release here.

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