Esports Entertainment Group Announces Voluntary Delisting from the Nasdaq and Transfer to the OTCQB Venture Market

Temporary Shift to OTC Markets Expected to Drive Additional Cost Savings

February 13, 2024 2:30 PM EST | Source: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc.

St. Julian's, Malta--(Newsfile Corp. - February 13, 2024) - Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMBL) (NASDAQ: GMBLP) (NASDAQ: GMBLW) (NASDAQ: GMBLZ) ("Esports Entertainment", "EEG", or the "Company"), a leading, global iGaming company and business-to-business (B2B) esports content and solutions provider, today announced that its Board of Directors, after thorough and careful consideration of all available information, has approved a voluntary delisting of the Company's Common Stock, par value $0.01, 10.0% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock and Common Warrants (the "Securities") from the Nasdaq Stock Market ("Nasdaq"), which is expected to reduce the Company's public costs as it advances its strategy to drive growth and profitability. As a result, the Company anticipates that it will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Form 25 relating to the delisting of its Securities and expects its Securities will be listed on the OTCQB® Venture Market of the OTC Markets, until such time it decides to reapply and is approved to relist on a senior U.S. Exchange. On February 13, 2024, when the Company informed the Nasdaq of its intention to delist it was under a Nasdaq Panel Monitor and not in compliance with the Nasdaq's stockholders' equity requirement.

Alex Igelman, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group, stated, "While we have solid assets inside the business, and have assembled a first-class management and board, the restructuring and turnaround of the business has been no small undertaking. Although we have made substantial and rapid progress, we have several more significant initiatives still underway. At the same time, the expenses related to maintaining our Nasdaq listing are significant, and, despite our listing on a senior U.S. exchange, we do not believe the current market price reflects the intrinsic value of our business. At the moment, we are 100% focused on driving growth and profitability and believe that this move to the OTC Markets will allow us to regroup as we execute on the aforementioned initiatives. In this way, assuming we meet the listing requirements, we could relist on a senior U.S. Exchange at a time of our choosing. In the meantime, we plan to reallocate resources towards activities, some of which we have previously identified, that we believe will generate the highest return on capital and maximum long-term value for our shareholders."

About Esports Entertainment Group

Esports Entertainment Group is a global MGA-licensed, "esports-focused" iGaming B2C operator and a US-focused B2B provider of esports solutions. The Company owns and operates the world's leading esport venue management system, currently deployed in over 1000 global locations, including more than 200 colleges and universities. The Company's strategy is to capitalize on the multi-billion-dollar market for esports and esports wagering by leveraging its leading position in the industry. The Company is also targeting the rapidly growing market for short-form esports wagerable content, which features competitive, short-cycle head-to-head leagues that are optimized for betting. In addition to its plans to distribute esports content, the Company currently provides B2C-focused wagering through its MGA-licensed suite of brands. For additional information about the Company, please visit

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