The First Pure Play Esports ETF

Why Invest in NERD Esports ETF

Roundhill believes that esports and video games are the future of live media, sports and entertainment.

ETF Details

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Ticker NERD
Primary Exchange NYSE Arca
Expense Ratio 0.50%
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Launch 6/4/19
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ETF Options YES
Securities Lending YES
Index Details

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Index Ticker NERD
Launch 12/31/18
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Investment Strategy:

The Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports & Digital Entertainment ETF (“NERD ETF”) is designed to offer investors exposure to esports & digital entertainment by providing investment results that closely correspond, before fees and expenses, to the performance of the Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports Index (“NERD Index”).

The Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports Index is the first rules-based index designed to track the performance of the growing market of electronic sports, or “esports”. The Index consists of a tiered weight portfolio of globally-listed companies who are actively involved in the esports and digital entertainment industries. This classification includes, but is not limited to: video game publishers, streaming network operators, video game tournament and league operators/owners, competitive team owners, and hardware companies.

NERD May Provide Exposure To:
  • Companies behind popular video games such as Call of Duty, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto, Madden, and more.
  • Professional esports teams, leagues, and streaming providers such as ESL, Enthusiast Gaming, Huya, DouYu, and more.
  • The rapidly growing global esports industry through investments in the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and more.
Esports Sector Highlights:
  • Esports viewership is expected to grow to 646 million by 2023. This represents a 10.3% CAGR from 2018-2023. (Source: NewZoo)
  • The global games market is expected to grow to $200 billion by 2023. (Source: NewZoo)
  • Esports has become one of the fastest growing sports in the world which is leading to larger prize pools, sponsorships and media opportunities.

Investor Deck

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NERD Performance

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NERD (as of TBD)       1 Year Since Inception (6/4/19)
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The positive performance was attributable to unusually favorable conditions, such as the mainstream adoption of esports and gaming potentially being more widespread because of COVID-19. These conditions are likely not sustainable and the performance may not be repeated in the future.

Performance for periods greater than one year shown annualized.

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Gross         0.50%

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Returns less than one year are not annualized. For the most recent month-end performance, please call (855) 561-5728. You cannot invest directly in an index. Shares are bought and sold at market price (closing price), not net asset value (NAV), and are individually redeemed from the Fund. Market performance is determined using the Primary Exchange official closing price. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.


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ETF holdings and allocations are subject to change at any time and should not be interpreted as an offer of these securities.


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How to buy NERD ETF?

Roundhill ETFs trade intraday on an exchange. ETFs are available through various channels including broker-dealers, investment advisers, and other financial services firms, including:*

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Carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Fund's prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Esports gaming companies face intense competition, both domestically and internationally, may have limited product lines, markets, financial resources, or personnel, may have products that face rapid obsolescence, and are heavily dependent on the protection of patent and intellectual property rights. Such factors may adversely affect the profitability and value of video gaming companies. Investments made in small and mid-capitalization companies may be more volatile and less liquid due to limited resources or product lines and more sensitive to economic factors. Fund investments will be concentrated in an industry or group of industries, and the value of Fund shares may rise and fall more than more diversified funds. Foreign investing involves social and political instability, market illiquidity, exchange-rate fluctuation, high volatility and limited regulation risks. Emerging markets involve different and greater risks, as they are smaller, less liquid and more volatile than more develop countries. Depositary Receipts involve risks similar to those associated with investments in foreign securities, but may not provide a return that corresponds precisely with that of the underlying shares. Please see the prospectus for details of these and other risks.


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*Neither Roundhill Investments nor NERD ETF are affiliated with these financial services firms. Their listing should not be viewed as a recommendation or endorsement.