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Don’t miss our interview with Sky News Business discussing Australia’s first global active Esports fund, the PAC Global Esports Fund!
Gaming and Esports is no longer just a hobby, it is a profession. And the stakes for these professionals continues to grow, with Dota 2 player Johan Sundstein winning over $9 m in prize money over his nine year professional career. Its not just the prize money of these gamers that is impressive, Australian gamer and Youtube content creator Jarrod Nance boasts about 377,000 subscribers. To compare, Nick Kygrios has just over 400,000 twitter subscribers.
Its safe to say that gaming has entered the mainstream. Gone are the days of the geeky gamer archetype, these days gamers are the new sports stars. Someone who knows this more than anyone is Grace Watkins, whose talent agency Click Management, has a talent book of almost 30 gamers who reach almost 1 billion eyeballs every month across their roster.
All this is translating into serious financial opportunities for gaming providers and associated services. Esports alone, is forecast to generate US$1.4 billion in revenue and reach a live audience over 700 million in 2021. While the broader gaming industry is forecast to generated revenues north of US$160 billion.
P.A.C. Capital is at the forefront of this trend, having recently launched Australia’s first active Esports fund, the ‘PAC Global Esports fund.’ Being active means we can navigate the sector in a more nuanced way than some of our passive competitors who typically prioritise securities based on market capitalisation. We can long or short some of the larger names depending on our conviction and take positions in some of the smaller players that have exceptional growth potential, but which would be excluded in a passive market cap weighted fund.
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Clayton Larcombe and William Canty discuss the P.A.C GLOBAL Esports Fund
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Clayton Larcombe discusses recent PickleBet capital raise
Clayton Larcombe talks about his interest in the e-sports sector and why P.A.C. Capital took a direct stake in gaming company PickleBet
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