Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company (OTCQB:WINR)
There are Warrants (OTC:QB WINRW). They do not expire until 2024. The strike price is $11.50, meaning that you can redeem 1 warrant and buy 1 Common share at $11.50.
Current Outstanding Shares stands at 7,753,975 (as of 8/31 10-K release) - Extremely low float!
Connect with Simplicity: https://twitter.com/GGSimplicity | https://www.facebook.com/GGSimplicity/ | https://www.ggsimplicity.com/
Boca Raton Location: https://www.facebook.com/ggsimplicitybocaraton/ | DeLand Location: https://www.facebook.com/delandesports/
PLAYlive Nation, a wholly owned subsidiary of WINR as of 7/31/19: https://playlivenation.com
9/23/2019: Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company Announces Raised Guidance for Number of Esports Gaming Centers from 50 to 85 by the end of 2020
9/10/19: Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company Announces Plans to Open Nine New Locations by the End of 2019
(This will bring total footprint to 55 storefronts EOY 2019, a full year ahead of schedule)
Acquisition 7/29/19: Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company to Acquire 44 New Gaming Centers - Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire PLAYlive Nation, Inc.
The agreement was completed and closed 7/31. 750,000 shares of WINR and three years of employment with Simplicity were the negotiated terms.
TheStreet.com article about Esports....
"eSports have taken the world by storm."
"According to Newzoo, more than 65% of eSports viewers are college students."
"Jack Vandervelde, co-founder of Helix eSports - a gaming center based in New Jersey - expects that eSports will be similar to traditional sports. Vandervelde said that he expects colleges to begin granting eSports scholarships."
$WINR CEO Jed Kaplan is a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies and is taking NO salary in cash, his only payment is in stock. 10,000 shares a month.
$WINR begin trading January 25, 2019 on the OTCQB. Management decided that temporarily moving to the OTCQB is more appropriate in the interim, while Simplicity builds out its planned network of retail E-Sport centers. The continuity of our business plan, direction and goals of the company remain unchanged as we continue to build shareholder value. Jed Kaplan, CEO, stated, “Simplicity intends to rejoin NASDAQ in the near future when it’s most suitable for the benefit of our shareholders and completely aligns with the growth and development of our business.”
$WINR's subsidiary also owns a major clothing line suited to selling merchandise custom-made for each gaming team:
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The only arena with high-end VR gaming in the city.
Bat against legendary bowlers like Shane Warne, Lasith Malinga, and more on multiple indoor pitches.
Simplicity has implemented a unique approach to ensure the ultimate fan friendly esports experience. Our intention is to have gamers involved at the grassroots level and feel a sense of unity as we compete with top class talent. Utilizing the vast resources from within the ownership group, Simplicity has already established an impressive management team and roster. Our management and players are well known influencers within the esports community and we plan to use their skills to create a seamless content creation plan helping gamers feel closer to our brand than any other in the scene.
"Our organization intends to take this opportunity to create a platform that will help grow the sport for generations of gamers." - Jed Kaplan
Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company engages in the virtual reality of gaming and sports entertainment in India and the United States. Owning and operating about 30 family entertainment centres across the United States and India, the Company offers an interactive experience to customers through the combination of augmented and virtual reality. Formerly known as SMAAASH Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSH), on January 2 the Company announced the close of its all-stock acquisition of Simplicity Esports, becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary.
WINR TICKER CHANGE PRESS RELEASE (from January)
Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company Announces Commencement of Trading on OTCQB Published: Jan 25, 2019 9:08 a.m. ET
NEW YORK, Jan 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company (otcqb:WINR) (the "Company"), announced it will begin trading on January 25, 2019 on the OTCQB. Management decided that temporarily moving to the OTCQB is more appropriate in the interim, while Simplicity builds out its planned network of retail esport centers. The continuity of our business plan, direction and goals of the company remain unchanged as we continue to build shareholder value.
Jed Kaplan, CEO, stated, "Simplicity intends to rejoin NASDAQ in the near future when it's most suitable for the benefit of our shareholders and completely aligns with the growth and development of our business."
About Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company:
Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company (otcqb:WINR), (f/k/a I-AM Capital Acquisition Company), completed its transaction with SMAAASH Entertainment Pvt. Ltd ("SMAAASH Private") on November 20, 2018. SMAAASH Private is a global entertainment company offering interactive sports experiences and virtual reality gaming technology.
On December 21, 2018, SMAAASH Entertainment Inc. announced it had entered into definitive agreements to combine with NBA Memphis Grizzlies minority owner Jed Kaplan's Simplicity Esports.
Simplicity is an established brand in the esports industry with an engaged fan base competing in popular games across different genres, including PUBG, Gears of War, Injustice 2, Smite, and multiple EA Sports titles.
Here’s why esports can become a billion-dollar industry in 2019
Electronic sports (esports) experts considered 2018 a landmark year that cemented the space’s potential as the next billion-dollar industry.
Research firms like Statista estimate that global revenues for the wildly popular, still nascent sector may even surpass that milestone this year — particularly because of the number of companies and investors getting in on the esports market. Estimates from Newzoo project that the global esports market will exceed $1.6 billion by 2021.
“When I look at 2018, I feel like it was the year that esports really started cracking into the mainstream,” Jack Etienne, owner of North American esports team Cloud9, told CNBC recently—. “To me it feels like we’ve broken a barrier that we’ve never attained before in esports.”
Like other industry participants, Etienne believes the past year also laid down catalysts that will drive esports’ development going into 2019. This is particularly true in some key areas that he thinks are essential to building a more sustainable ecosystem for the industry
Goldman Sachs - eSports Joins the Big Leagues
‘More than just playing a game’: State-of-the-art esports arena powers up at Univ. of Washington
Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company to Present at the NAB Show on April 8th, 2019 in Las Vegas
NEW YORK, April 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company (OTCQB: WINR) (the “Company”), announced that Steven Grossman, President of Simplicity Esports LLC, has been invited as a featured speaker at the Esports Experience exhibit within the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 8th, 2019. Steven Grossman said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to speak at the NAB show. Simplicity is committed to bridging the digital divide in communities and utilizing our Esport Centers as conduits between youth and education at all levels from tween to collegiate. The NAB show will provide an opportunity for individuals to learn more about our vision and potential partnerships with universities located near our Esports Centers.” The session title and abstract including Simplicity Esports is detailed below:
COLLEGE ESPORTS: COMPETITION, EDUCATION, LIFESTYLE The current Collegiate Esports infrastructure is rapidly taking shape. As this dynamic landscape evolves two distinct organizations are deploying unique approaches to create fulfilling experiences for the gaming community. Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company and Full Sail University intend to bring their distinct approaches into alignment as they develop multi-faceted synergies.