Esports Investing in Australia

The gaming and esports sector is growing in Australia, particularly after coronavirus lockdowns left many people spending increased time at home during 2020. Esports competitions bring both individuals and teams together to play video games. Amateur players were the first competitors, but now the space is full of professional gamers who play for prize money. …

The gaming and esports sector is growing in Australia, particularly after coronavirus lockdowns left many people spending increased time at home during 2020.

Esports competitions bring both individuals and teams together to play video games. Amateur players were the first competitors, but now the space is full of professional gamers who play for prize money.

The esports phenomenon has taken the world by storm, and the land down under is no different. With many tech-focused investors wondering how they can cash in, here's a look at esports investing in Australia.

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Fintech Investing in Australia

More than 100 Australian fintech companies made their debuts in 2020. What are the key facts to know about fintech investing in Australia?

Australia is one of the most dynamic areas for fintech, with over 800 fintech companies currently scattered around the nation's states and territories.

Fintech, or financial technology, is set to be the future of the financial services industry, and in Australia the market had an estimated worth of AU$4 billion in 2020, up from AU$250 million five years earlier. As a global fintech leader, many of the country's top players have expanded beyond its borders or plan to do so.

What else should investors know about the burgeoning Australian fintech space? Read on for a look at what this tech arena looks like right now and what could be next.

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5 Australian Esports Stocks

Australian esports stocks are making moves. Here’s a look at five small- to mid-cap companies that are listed on the ASX right now.

With major esports tournaments garnering sponsorships from multinational companies, including Disney (NYSE:DIS), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), the esports market and gaming industry continue to gain traction worldwide.

Esports Earnings notes that prize money worth over US$955 million has been won within the esports industry over two decades, based on available public records. The largest prize pool was worth over US$34.33 million and was related to a Dota 2 competition in 2019.

Overwatch League, the largest esports league, has an impressive US$4.25 million in its prize pool for 2021, according to Esports Insider. Overwatch League is Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI) official esports league for its hit first-person shooter game Overwatch.

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Hastings Technology Metals Ltd Stand-out Simon’s Find Metallurgical Test Results Amended

Perth, Australia – Australia’s next rare earths producer Hastings Technology Metals Ltd is pleased to announce stand-out results from metallurgical test work carried out on drilling samples from Simon’s Find, one of the key deposits that make up the Yangibana Rare Earths Project in Western Australia’s Gascoyne region. The test work carried out at Simon’s Find is a key milestone in the Company’s finalisation of its …

Perth, Australia (ABN Newswire) – Australia’s next rare earths producer Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) (5AM.F) is pleased to announce stand-out results from metallurgical test work carried out on drilling samples from Simon’s Find, one of the key deposits that make up the Yangibana Rare Earths Project (Yangibana) in Western Australia’s Gascoyne region.

The test work carried out at Simon’s Find is a key milestone in the Company’s finalisation of its updated Ore Reserves and mine scheduling that will underpin Yangibana’s development.

The Simon’s Find deposit is part of the 8km-long Bald Hill – Simon’s Find – Frasers mineralised trend and is strategically located close to the site of Yangibana’s proposed process plant and infrastructure.

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Rio Tinto and ARENA to study using hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions in alumina refining

Rio Tinto has partnered with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to study whether hydrogen can replace natural gas in alumina refineries to reduce emissions. Rio Tinto will conduct a $1.2 million feasibility study, equally funded with ARENA through a $580,000 grant, into using clean hydrogen to replace natural gas in the calcination process of refining at the Yarwun aumina refinery in Gladstone. The study program …

Rio Tinto has partnered with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to study whether hydrogen can replace natural gas in alumina refineries to reduce emissions.

Rio Tinto will conduct a $1.2 million feasibility study, equally funded with ARENA through a $580,000 grant, into using clean hydrogen to replace natural gas in the calcination process of refining at the Yarwun aumina refinery in Gladstone.

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