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Scout Gaming presents preliminary Q1 revenues and the initial COVID-19 impact

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Scout Gaming is monitoring the development of COVID-19 closely and act accordingly. In light of the extraordinary conditions caused by COVID-19, Scout Gaming is providing an update on preliminary Q1 revenue. Even though the current situation is unpredictable, the Group currently expects sports to resume successively during the summer.

Trading update

Scout Gaming has had a good start to the year with total revenue for the first quarter of 2020 estimated to be in the range of SEK 8.2-8.7 million (Q1 2019: SEK 3.5 million), which means a growth of 134-149% compared with corresponding quarter previous year. The revenue was positively impacted by strong underlying client activity up to the disturbance of sports in the middle of March 2020.

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The impact of cancelled sports events was essentially effective from mid-March 2020, which resulted in lower turnover, expected to have affected the revenues between SEK 1.0-1.5 million. Operator Trading Index for Q1 was 1004, compared to 549 for Q1 2019, which means a growth of 83%.

Scout Gaming operates with several different revenue streams including a portion of fixed fees set in all long-term agreements.

Operational update

Scout Gaming has taken measures to protect employees and to ensure stability of operations by adjusting ways of working so that employees and critical external contractors, as far as possible, work from home. Benefitting from a new built technology and being a young company, this has been achieved with no whatsoever disruption to the business.

Scout Gaming is working hard to continue to provide an attractive sport offering to their clients. Due to the flexible nature of the business Scout Gaming has been able to provide DFS tournaments as well as Matchup duels and Player Performance Odds on local leagues that were not a part offering before the COVID-19 outbreak. In connection to the outbreak Scout Gaming also launched a full set of Esports related markets.

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“Even though it is impossible to foresee the future development of this ongoing pandemic, we currently only expect temporary negative impact on our business from the ongoing Corona outbreak. Our best guess at the moment is that sports will be resuming successively during the summer. In order to maintain financial stability, we have adapted our cost base through overseeing and hence reducing mainly levels of marketing related costs, but also personnel costs as well as operating costs in general.

The current situation is by no doubt very challenging, but I’m extremely impressed in how our full organization put their maximum effort and creativity to handle this in an optimal way. I’m very positive on the outlook of Scout Gaming as we continue to agree significant deals with market leading operators.

As the market leading fantasy sports supplier, we will continue to benefit from a wide geographical landgrab and a growing product portfolio. I also see that the market for Fantasy Sports and player related content is in a favorable global position where operators seek more relevant sports content”, comments Scout Gaming’s CEO, Andreas Ternstrom.

Presentation of quarterly results

Scout Gaming intends to present the full results and report for the first quarter of 2020 on Wednesday, 20th of May.

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WagerWire Launches Buying and Selling of Fantasy Entries in App

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WagerWire, a sports gaming marketplace technology company serving sportsbooks and fantasy operators, announced that buying and selling is now live in their app, available in the iOS and Google Play stores. This marks the first time that fantasy players can legally buy and sell daily fantasy Pick’em entries with the tap of a button.

WagerWire users are now able to buy and sell RealTime Fantasy Sports entries on the app, with more fantasy operators to be added for trading soon. WagerWire announced their integration with RealTime Fantasy in January 2024, allowing users to sell their Pick’em lineups while in progress, including during the actual game, directly on the RTFS platform. During the NFL playoffs, the marketplace saw 12% of all DFS Pick’em lineups sell on the secondary market.

“This is a paradigm shifting moment for fantasy. This launch represents a way to bring more ownership and control over their entries. For the first time, there is a way to cash in on your lineups even if they go on to lose – by selling it to a friend or on the open market. The excitement is palpable,” said WagerWire Co-Founder and CEO Zach Doctor.

The newly launched fantasy marketplace is the latest addition to the growing technology portfolio of WagerWire’s parent company Wire Industries Inc. Their app already hosts an array of marketplace tools for both sports betting and fantasy including stat tracking, account syncing, bet value graph builders and calculator, and social features that allow users to follow how their friends, influencers, or sharps are playing.

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“I’ve been playing fantasy for years, but being able to sell my DFS lineups is game-changing. I’m also loving being able to buy and sell in-game and see the progress of my picks with live price suggestions. The RT marketplace in the WagerWire app takes an already great and easy-to-use experience to the next level,” said Braiden Payne, RealTime Fantasy Sports veteran user.

WagerWire was recently shortlisted for two awards at SBC North America – Rising Star of the Year and Affiliate of the Year, in addition to EGR’s Rising Star of the Year and Hashtag Sport’s Best X Presence award.

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GameOn Live Fantasy Set to Launch for Euro 2024, Powered by the $GAME Token

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Fantasy sports gaming company GameOn has announced that its fantasy app, GameOn Live Fantasy, is set to launch ahead of the start of the UEFA European Football Championship 2024 (Euro 2024) on 14 June. This marks a significant milestone in bringing fans closer to their favourite athletes, teams, and leagues through immersive fantasy sports experiences.

GameOn Live Fantasy will initially launch in beta format. The beta period will be used to gather community feedback and refine the product before the full launch. A massive prize pool worth over $200,000 will be up for grabs, including $GAME tokens, VIP experiences, signed merchandise and game tickets.

GameOn Live Fantasy is powered by the $GAME token, which recently launched on KuCoin, Gate and MEXC in collaboration with Sportsology.

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Post-beta, GameOn Live Fantasy is scheduled to fully launch for the upcoming LALIGA season in August. This will include player avatar packs that are scheduled for July, allowing fans to own, trade and play with digital representations of their favourite athletes. Player avatars not only enhance the gaming experience but also boost points during matches, with higher rarities providing better rewards. Fans will also use $GAME to buy player avatar packs, power up their players, redeem exclusive rewards and vote on new products and features.

“GameOn Live Fantasy will change the way we play, headlined by true asset ownership, unified rewards, and interoperability between leagues. Powered by $GAME, GameOn is built on web3 in a context fans are familiar with. We’re leveling up fantasy sports while onboarding the masses to blockchain,” Matt Bailey, CEO at GameOn, said.

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Canton Welcomes the Return of the Country’s Largest Fantasy Football Expo to Hall of Fame Village in August

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Hall of Fame Village announced that the largest Fantasy Football Expo in the country will be making a comeback, and looks to bring thousands to Canton. Fantasy Football Expo 2024 will be hosted on the Hall of Fame Village campus at the Center for Performance from August 9 to 11, 2024. This event, in its 5th year, takes place for a second time at the Village and brings together passionate fantasy football fans and top experts from around the country for 3 days of ultimate fantasy football fun.

Fantasy Football Expo 2024 has 3 days of experiences planned, uniting enthusiastic fans and leading experts nationwide. The weekend includes a blend of fantasy drafts, networking opportunities, and expert insights, bringing together seasoned veterans and newcomers to experience all things “fantasy football” under one roof.

“Hosting the Fantasy Football Expo 2024 fits perfectly within our Company’s model of bringing sports and entertainment together, especially with fantasy and the virtual experience being such integral parts of how fans engage with sports. We are thrilled to leverage our world-class venue to enhance and elevate this extraordinary event, considering the popularity of fantasy football and our mission to inspire and entertain guests,” Michael Crawford, President & CEO at Hall of Fame Village, said.

Bob Lung, Director of the Expo, said: “I’m incredibly thankful to work with Hall of Fame Village to bring the Expo back for another fantastic year. Hall of Fame Village offers an unparalleled backdrop for the event, providing the perfect setting for fantasy football enthusiasts to come together and celebrate their passion.”

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Key highlights of the event include the introduction of Sports Betting Saturday, Presented by Underdog Fantasy, offering a unique opportunity to learn strategies and techniques to help enhance your experience in the sports betting world. Expert panels and workshops will be a focal point, delivering valuable insights and strategies from esteemed names in the sports betting and fantasy football industry. Sports Betting Saturday is committed to promoting responsible gaming practices and recognizing the importance of maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants. With dedicated sessions led by experts and sports gaming representatives, attendees will gain comprehensive insights into responsible gaming measures, including strategies for setting limits, recognizing problem gambling behaviors, and accessing support resources.

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