Enthusiast Gaming Announces $31.7 Million of Pro Forma Revenue in Q3 2020

Completed transformational acquisition of Omnia Media on August 30, 2020

TORONTO, November 16, 2020 — Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV), today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

“The third quarter was another record quarter for us. The acquisition of Omnia in August was transformational, and Omnia’s assets and viewers are proving to be a natural fit for our ecosystem,” commented Adrian Montgomery, chief executive officer of Enthusiast Gaming. “We are on a mission to prove the earnings power of our platform of 300 million gamers monthly. We are growing rapidly and look forward to continued strong performances in the fourth quarter and in 2021.”

Third Quarter 2020 Highlights:

  • Reported revenue was $16.3 million, an increase of 133% compared to $7.0 million in the second quarter;
  • Pro forma revenue was $31.7 million for Q3 2020, an increase of 17% compared to $27.2 million in the second quarter;
  • Reported gross margin was $4.1 million, an increase of 28% compared to $3.2 million in the second quarter;
  • Pro forma gross margin was $5.3 million, an increase of 18% compared to $4.5 million in the second quarter;
  • Reported operating expenses were $8.2 million, an increase of 9% compared to $7.5 million in Q2;
  • Pro forma operating expenses were $9.3 million, an increase of 4% compared to $8.9 million in the second quarter;
  • Net loss and comprehensive loss for Q3 was $8.0 million, compared to $6.5 million in the second quarter, resulting in a net and comprehensive loss per share, basic and diluted, of $0.10 and $0.09, respectively;
  • Pro forma total views across written and video content were 10.6 billion for Q3, and 32.2 billion year-to-date;
  • Direct sales were approximately $1.0 million, an increase of 67% compared to the second quarter;
  • Closed the acquisition of Omnia Media on August 30, 2020;
  • Closed a $17.25 million bought deal public offering on August 31, 2020;
  • Introduced two new paid subscription offerings, Siliconera+ and The Escapist+; and,
  • Added three senior media executives to the leadership team.

The Company completed the acquisition of Omnia Media Inc. (“Omnia”) on August 30, 2020 (see press release dated August 31, 2020). The unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements of the Company for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 (the “Financial Statements”) include the financial results of Omnia from August 30 through September 30, 2020. References to “pro forma” figures herein will assume the acquisition of Omnia took place on the first day of the respective period. The Company is providing pro forma quarterly information for 2020 as a number of mergers and acquisitions closed in the second half of 2019 reduce the comparability of year-over-year figures. The Financial Statements contain comparative figures for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019. Results are presented in Canadian dollars.

Pro Forma Metrics

Certain information provided in this news release is extracted from Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion & Analysis (“MD&A”) of the Company for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, and should be read in conjunction with them. It is only in the context of the fulsome information and disclosures contained in the Financial Statements and MD&A that an investor can properly analyze this information. The Financial Statements and MD&A can be found under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com.

Earnings Announcement and Supplemental Information

Management will host a conference call and webcast on November 16, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to review and discuss third quarter results.

Please call the following numbers (at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time) to participate: North America (toll-free): 1-877-407-9039
International: +1 201-689-8470
Conference ID: 13713075

A live webcast can be heard at https://www.enthusiastgaming.com/shareholder-information/.

If you are unable to join live, a replay of the call will be accessible until November 30, 2020, as follows: North America: 1-844-512-2921; International: +1 412-317-6671. The conference ID is 13713075. A recorded version of the webcast will also be available via the Enthusiast Gaming investor relations website.

About Enthusiast Gaming

Enthusiast Gaming (TSX: EGLX) (OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV) is building the world’s largest social network of communities for gamers and esports fans that reaches over 300 million gaming enthusiasts on a monthly basis. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company’s business is comprised of four main pillars: Esports, Content, Talent and Entertainment. Enthusiast Gaming’s esports division, Luminosity Gaming, is a leading global esports franchise that consists of 7 professional esports teams under ownership and management, including the Vancouver Titans Overwatch team and the Seattle Surge Call of Duty team. Enthusiast’s gaming content division includes 2 of the top 20 gaming media and entertainment video brands with BCC Gaming and Arcade Cloud, reaching more than 50MM unique viewers a month across 9 YouTube pages, 8 Snapchat shows and related Facebook, Instagram and TikTok accounts. Its 100 gaming-related websites include The Sims Resource, Destructoid, and The Escapist. Enthusiast’s talent division works with approximately 500 YouTube creators such as Pokimane, Flamingo, Anomaly, and The Sidemen. Enthusiast’s entertainment business includes Canada’s largest gaming expo, EGLX (eglx.com), and the largest mobile gaming event in Europe, Pocket Gamer Connects (pgconnects.com). For more information on the Company visit enthusiastgaming.com. For more information on Luminosity Gaming visit luminosity.gg.

For further information: Enthusiast Gaming Contact: Alex Macdonald, CFO, 416.623.9360

Investor Relations Contact:
Eric Bernofsky, Chief Corporate Officer, 416.623.9360 [email protected]

Media Relations – ID Public Relations [email protected]

Forward Looking Statements

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