Invest in Video Gaming and Esports

Our ETF provides exposure to the digital disruptors transforming entertainment and sports.

Why Invest in Video Gaming and Esports?

VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports UCITS ETF (ISIN: IE00BYWQWR46) gives investors the following advantages:

  • Fast-growing, cutting-edge industry
  • New technologies and business models support future expansion
  • Buy 25 leading video gaming and esports companies through a single purchase
  • 0.55% total expense ratio

Risk: You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to the Main Risk Factors such as equity market risk, industry or sector concentration risk and risk of investing in smaller companies which are described below and in the sales prospectus.

The Future of Sport?

From home consoles to in-game events with millions of attendees, the video game industry is disrupting traditional sports and media, and experiencing a period of transformative growth.

The Video Gaming Sector has been Growing at a Lightning Speed

Global revenues of video gaming industry (USD billion)

Global revenues of video gaming industry

Source: NewZoo Global Games Market Reports 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021.
* Estimates

Growth is expected to continue on the back of new technology and business models:

Increasingly powerful smartphones put high-end games within the reach of billions of people worldwide.

Increasingly powerful smartphones

Esports are a New Accelerator for Growth

Esports, multiplayer video games played competitively for spectators, are adding a new dimension to the video gaming industry.

Strong Performance of Video Gaming and Esports Stocks

Following the stellar growth of video gaming industry, shares of video gaming and esports companies have performed very well.

1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 3 Years
5 Years
Since Inception
VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports UCITS ETF 6.12% 2.23% -1.00% 16.27% 37.18%

Figures in the table as of 31 October 2021. Periods greater than one year are annualised. Source: VanEck. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Access this Growth Opportunity via our ETF

The ETF captures the largest pure play companies that generate more than 50% of revenues from video gaming and esports.

Risk: Investors should consider risks before investing. See dedicated Main Risk Factors section on this website.

VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports UCITS ETF


  • High revenue growth prospects
  • 25 global leaders through one purchase
  • Disrupting media and sport
  • 0.55% total expense ratio

Risk indication: 6 out of 7

Lower risk: Typically lower reward

Higher risk: Typically higher reward

Main Risk Factors


The prices of the securities in the Fund are subject to the risks associated with investing in the securities market, including general economic conditions and sudden and unpredictable drops in value. An investment in the Fund may lose money.

For more information on risks, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the relevant Fund’s prospectus, available on

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