MTG loses cash in Q1 regardless of larger revenues

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ESL Gaming mother or father firm would not count on a major return to reside esports occasions till 2022

MTG right now reported its first quarter earnings, exhibiting year-over-year development in revenues however nonetheless posting a major loss.

For the three months ended March 31, MTG reported gross sales up 9% to SEK 1.01 billion ($121 million), with a internet lack of SEK 124 million ($14.eight million) representing a modest enchancment over the earlier first quarter’s shortfall of SEK 132 million ($15.eight million).

The corporate’s gaming enterprise noticed revenues up 23% to SEK 767 million ($91.6 million), because of development from InnoGames and the addition of gross sales from Hutch, which it acquired in December.

Nonetheless, MTG’s esports vertical (the merged ESL Gaming and Dreamhack) continues to be damage by the pandemic, with revenues down 18% to SEK 244 million ($29.1 million).

Past the dearth of reside occasions, MTG mentioned model sponsors have been extra hesitant to make contractual commitments, which additionally damage revenues.

“As a result of pandemic and maintained low visibility, we don’t count on reside occasions to return in vital volumes earlier than the tip of the 12 months,” MTG group president and CEO Maria Redin mentioned.

Trying ahead, the corporate mentioned it would proceed to search for merger and acquisition alternatives, and is engaged on a brand new hybrid mannequin of esports occasion mixing the reside element with an “enhanced on-line product proposition” that it expects “to steer not simply to sooner development and elevated revenues, but additionally to a richer and extra resilient business operation.”

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