Publicly Traded Esports Company Co-owned By David Beckham
“…there’s a stat that’s out right now that Guild Esports, in 2021, is the fastest growing esports organization on the planet.”
– Kal Hourd, CEO of Guild Esports
In June 2020, world-renowned soccer star and global sports icon, David Beckham, entered the world of esports as co-owner, ambassador, and major shareholder of our client and sponsor Guild Esports PLC (“Guild” or the “Company”).
Given the former Manchester United star’s passion for guiding youth talent to achieve excellence, the move might have come as little surprise to Beckham’s global fanbase…
Furthermore, on January 18th, Guild announced signing a £4.5 million (approximately US$6.1 million) sponsorship deal with cryptocurrency exchange, Bitstamp.
According to the Company,
“The sponsorship will commence on 29th January 2022. This is the largest sponsorship deal secured by Guild Esports in its history and will generate annual revenues of £1.5m over the three-year period.”
Click here to read the full press release.
Less than 3 years since its inception, Guild has also inked sponsorship or collaboration agreements with global brands such as Subway, Samsung, and Sony’s PlayStation.
On Thursday, January 20th, the Company announced signing a 10-year lease for the Guild Academy and global HQ in London’s Shoreditch area. According to David Beckham,
“This marks the next important stage in building Guild’s position as one of the world’s top esports organisations and it will be a focal point for our players, creators and our many global fans.”
Click here to read the full press release.
Today, the Company has an instrument market cap of roughly £17.24 million, according to the London Stock Exchange website.
Guild’s primary market is the London Stock Exchange (LSE), and it trades under the symbol GILD. In the US, the Company’s shares trade on the OTCQB Venture Market under the symbol GULDF. It closed trading today at GBX3.05 and US$0.0409, respectively.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Guild CEO, Kal Hourd, recently. Click here to watch our exclusive interview.
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Esports: The Fastest Growing Sport in the World
In a watershed moment for gaming and esports, Microsoft announced on January 18th that it will acquire Activision Blizzard in an all-cash transaction valued at US$68.7 billion.
While most of the Baby Boomer generation will have never heard of Blizzard, the younger Millenials and Gen Zers must be familiar with the name. From World of Warcraft to Call of Duty, Blizzard has dominated the gaming scene for decades.
In a nutshell, Activision Blizzard is an American video game holding company with revenue of approximately US$8 billion in 2020 and about 9,500 employees. According to Gamespot.com,
“In its own statement, Activision Blizzard confirmed that Microsoft will pay $95 per share to acquire Activision Blizzard…”
“In buying Activision Blizzard, Microsoft will also take ownership of massive franchises like Call of Duty, Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch, as well as Activision Blizzard’s eSports endeavors.”
Not only does this represent the largest cash takeover of the pandemic, it is also Microsoft’s biggest acquisition ever. A stunning move that displays the willingness and conviction to invest in the gaming and esports markets by one of the world’s largest companies.
So, how did we get to a place where Microsoft is writing a 68 billion dollar check for a video game developer?
The Great Audience Shift
In 2019, something incredible happened…
Americans began spending more time on their smartphones than on TV, for the first time ever.
How much time? An average of 3 hours and 43 minutes per day, according to research firm, eMarketer.
Sadly, this is not hard to imagine. Go almost anywhere in public, and most people are glued to their phones. Since the pandemic, this trend has only accelerated. In 2019, smartphones were recording 8 minutes more than TV. In 2021, that number had jumped to 30 minutes more.
Canadian lifestyle publication Faces Magazine confirmed that while the average person spent just over three and half hours on their smartphone in 2020,
“The top 20% of smartphone users spend more than 4 and a half hours per day.”
“Most millennials spend over 4 and a half hours on their phones per day.”
The key leisure activities include the obvious social media, news, followed up by… you guessed it, games.
As time spent watching conventional TV fades, smartphone use is soaring – and the more smartphone use grows, the greater the number of gamers and, perhaps more importantly, the audience for gaming and esports.
Habits are a powerful thing, and as it relates to smartphones, they are creating entirely new sectors and industries. This is the case for esports — one of the world’s fastest-growing industries.
Esports Already Attracting a Larger Audience than Pro Sports
Global esports revenues exceeded US$1 billion in 2019, and its worldwide audiences grew to more than 443 million, according to Green Man Gaming.
James Ayles, a former Forbes contributor, sums up how significant this is:
“That following is already greater than American Football and rugby combined—and is predicted to reach 645 million by 2020.”
Acumen Research and Consulting expects the global esports market to grow at a CAGR above 25.1% between now and 2028, when it will reach approximately US$7.13 billion.
If the rise of Facebook and YouTube has taught us anything, it’s this: audience size matters.
Eyeballs are invaluable to pretty much all businesses, and the world’s largest companies are prepared to fight for this data and exposure. The number of users, viewers and time spent on said platforms will dictate how these companies pay for advertising.
We are already seeing massive investment inflows from legacy names into the emerging esports market. Microsoft understands they have to be where the action is, which is likely why it just made the largest acquisition in its history.
Think of the Microsoft-Blizzard deal as the exclamation point on a sector experiencing explosive growth.
Esports Industry Becoming Fertile Ground for Sponsors and Advertisers
Back to the 2019 Forbes article by James Ayles, who, at the time, speculated that within a few years, total revenues for esports,
“…would financially dwarf traditional big-hitters Formula One and the UEFA Champions League.”
He explains that,
“In line with its popularity, tournament prize money in esports is increasing at an average rate of 42% a year and will top $173 million (£133.1 million) in 2019.”
The prize pools and the audiences for esports continue to rise at an astonishing rate. On March 9th, 2021 Newzoo released its 2021 Global Esports and Live Streaming Market Report that confirmed,
“The global games live-streaming audience will reach 728.8 million by the end of 2021, a +10% increase over 2020’s audience number.”
As audience size soars, so do prize pools and sponsorship deals.
The largest video game tournament in the world is Valve’s annual world championship, known as “The International” and that had a prize pool of just over US$40 million in 2021 — up from US$34 million in 2020, $25 million in 2019 and just $1.6 million in 2012.
In July of 2021, Forbes released its Top 10 Most Valuable list of esports teams. Here are the top four:
“1. Team Solo Mid (TSM)- $410 million
Team SoloMid (TSM) is a professional esports organization based in the United States. It was founded in September 2009 by Andy “Reginald” Dinh. TSM currently fields players in League of Legends, Apex Legends, Valorant, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros., Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, PUBG Mobile, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Magic: The Gathering Arena, and chess.
2. Cloud9- $350 million
Cloud9 (C9) is an American professional esports organization based in Los Angeles, California. It was formed in 2013, when CEO Jack Etienne bought the former Quantic Gaming League of Legends roster. In 2018, Cloud9’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster became the first and only North American team to win a Major after defeating FaZe Clan 2–1 in the ELEAGUE Major: Boston.
3. Team Liquid- $310 million
Team Liquid is a multi-regional professional esports organization based in the Netherlands that was founded in 2000. With the release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Team Liquid’s League of Legends team has won four LCS titles, and their Counter-Strike Global Offensive team was awarded the Intel Grand Slam prize in 2019, a feat achieved in just four tournaments.
4. Faze Clan- $305 million
FaZe Clan (formerly FaZe Sniping) is a professional esports and entertainment organization headquartered in Los Angeles, United States. Founded on May 30, 2010, the organization has players from around the world, across multiple games, including Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, FIFA, Valorant and Fortnite Battle Royale.”
These are world famous franchises. And, the more these teams win, the more valuable they become, and the more advertisers are willing to pay in sponsorship fees.
Pro Sports Appeal Largely on Decline
Traditional sports are stagnant and in some cases in decline. Forbes article NHL Team Values 2020: Hockey’s First Decline In Two Decades written by Mike Ozanian and Kurt Badenhausen explains as much:
“The average NHL team value has fallen 2%, to $653 million, the first decline since 2001.”
But, the most troubling stat of all for the NHL is its declining audience. In SportsPro Media’s article NHL regular season viewership hits low in final year of NBC deal, by Sam Carp, the dismal numbers come to light:
“Average TAD is lowest recorded during league’s existing ten-year contract with NBC”
Note: TAD stands for total audience delivery.
“Games averaged TAD of 391,000 across NBC and NBCSN, according to SBJ.”
“According to SBJ’s figures, the highest average TAD on NBC during the outgoing ten-year deal came in the 2012/13 season, which averaged 590,000 viewers.”
The NBA is also seeing a dramatic decline.
A Huddle Up article NBA Valuations: From $450 Million to $5.2 Billion sang a similar tune,
“For the first time in more than two decades, the average NBA franchise valuation declined year-over-year — now worth $2.4 billion, a 2% decline.”
A May 2021 Sportico article, NBA TV Audience Down 25% as Expanded Playoffs Cast a Wider Net, by Anthony Crupi highlights the declining interest and viewers in sports like the NBA,
“According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the 168 regular-season NBA games on ABC, ESPN and TNT in 2020-21 averaged 1.32 million viewers, down 25% compared to the last pre-pandemic campaign two years earlier.”
The NFL is one league that has so far bucked the trend. NFL franchise values are up 14% from 2020 to an average of US$3.48 billion, according to Forbes.
As mentioned earlier, with any type of marketing, audience is gold. More eyeballs, means more money. And esports is garnering millions of eyeballs, possibly at the expense of traditional professional sports.
The younger generation is living more online than its predecessors and this is a trend that will likely accelerate further with the passage of time. As a result, this digital generation likely can relate better to professional gamers than they can with traditional professional athletes.
Esports and competitive gaming is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world; and, as the largest companies on earth fight for audiences and relevancy, the money flowing into this space should skyrocket.
All the best with your investments,
Publicly Traded Esports Company Co-owned By David Beckham
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