The best esports stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.
7 esports stocks to watch
We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the egames industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.
- Activision Blizzard ( ATVI)
- HUYA ( HUYA)
- Electronic Arts ( EA)
- Take-Two Interactive Software ( TTWO)
- Modern Times Group Mtg AB ( MTG-B)
- Enthusiast Gaming ( EGLX)
- Tencent ( TCECHY)
3 tools to help identify new investments
We’ve compiled a list of esports stocks to keep an eye on, but the stock market is volatile, and trends can change daily.
If you’re actively trading stocks, staying on top of new industry trends and rising stocks can take a lot of time. Here are some tools to keep up with trends and get new trading ideas:
- Stock screeners. You can use an online stock screener like Finviz or TradingView to see what stocks are making the biggest moves today and narrow your search by industry and market cap. Screeners are most beneficial for technical traders who have set criteria in mind for their trades. For example, if you’re looking for stocks trending today in the egames industry, you can pull a list of all mid-cap and large-cap stocks for that industry and sort by percent change since opening.
- Newsletters. Newsletters can be a great way to find companies that may be worth investing in for the long haul. Some include the Motley Fool Stock Advisor and the Alpha Boost and Cherry Picks newsletters published by Tastyworks.
- Social media. While making a trade based solely on a Reddit thread alone is not wise, social platforms like Reddit, Twitter and Tiktok can be useful tools for staying on top of what companies people are talking about. The trendiness of a stock can directly influence its price — but those trends can also be volatile. While social media can occasionally help buy-and-hold investors, it tends to be a more practical tool for active traders.
Take a deeper dive into esports stocks
1. Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, develops and publishes interactive entertainment content and services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through three segments: Activision, Blizzard, and King. Activision Publishing is behind Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, Guitar Hero , and Candy Crush Saga.
Activision Blizzard stock opened the day at US$77.47 after a previous close of US$76.92. Activision Blizzard is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.3 billion and employs 9,800 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$60.14 billion
2. HUYA (HUYA)
HUYA Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates game live streaming platforms in the People’s Republic of China. Its platforms enable broadcasters and viewers to interact during live streaming.
HUYA stock opened the day at US$4.00 after a previous close of US$3.91. HUYA is listed on the NYSE.
- Market capitalisation: US$931.58 million
3. Electronic Arts (EA)
Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for game consoles, PCs, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. It develops and publishes games and services across various genres, such as sports, racing, first-person shooter, action, role-playing, and simulation primarily under the Battlefield, The Sims, Apex Legends, Need for Speed, and Plants vs.
Electronic Arts stock opened the day at US$128.47 after a previous close of US$127.39. Electronic Arts is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$6.5 billion and employs 11,000 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$35.82 billion
4. Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO)
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. develops, publishes, and markets interactive entertainment solutions for consumers worldwide. The company offers its products under the Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division, Social Point, and Playdots labels.
Take-Two Interactive Software stock opened the day at US$123.08 after a previous close of US$110.11. Take-Two Interactive Software is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$3.4 billion and employs 6,495 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$12.71 billion
5. Modern Times Group Mtg AB (MTG-B)
Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, operates as a digital entertainment company in the US, the UK, Europe, Singapore, India, New Zealand, and internationally. It operates through Esport and Gaming segments. The Esport segment operates national and international tournaments, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues, and festivals; and engages in the gaming technology, event management, advertising, and TV production business.
Modern Times Group Mtg AB stock opened the day at SEK113.10 after a previous close of SEK113.10. Modern Times Group Mtg AB is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around SEK5.9 billion and employs 1,004 staff. All prices are listed in Swedish krone.
- Market capitalisation: SEK12.52 billion
6. Enthusiast Gaming (EGLX)
Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. engages in the media, content, entertainment, and esports businesses the US, Canada and internationally. The company operates an online network of approximately 100 gaming-related websites; owns and operates Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, a video-gaming expo; provides management and support services to players involved in professional gaming; owns and manages esports teams, which cover games comprising Call of Duty, Madden NFL, Fortnite, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros.
Enthusiast Gaming stock opened the day at CAD$2.46 after a previous close of CAD$1.82. Enthusiast Gaming is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around CAD167.4 million and employs 200 staff. All prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
- Market capitalisation: CAD$419.25 million
7. Tencent (TCEHY)
Tencent Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, provides value-added services (VAS) and Online advertising services in Mainland China and internationally. The company operates through VAS, Online Advertising, FinTech and Business Services, and Others segments. It offers online games and social network services; FinTech and cloud services, and online advertising services.
Tencent stock opened the day at US$46.77 after a previous close of US$45.14. Tencent is listed on the PINK, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$560.1 billion and employs 112,771 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$471,063,855,104
How to buy esports stocks
Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one or more of these esports stocks.
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
- Search for the stock you’re interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like ATVI or HUYA.
- Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
- Choose an order type. Invest in the esports stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
- Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the egames industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.
Compare trading platforms
Compare online trading platforms by fees and asset types to find the best for your investment in esports stocks.
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While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in esports stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — esports stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the egames industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.
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