Record Revenue Powered by Growth in Partnerships and Live Events

November 16, 2022 (TORONTO, CANADA) – OverActive Media Corp. (“OverActive” or the “Company”) (TSXV: OAM) (OTCQB: OAMCF), a global sports, media, and entertainment company for today’s generation of fans, today released its third quarter results for the three-and nine-month period ended September 30, 2022. Unless otherwise specified, all amounts are in Canadian dollars ($). ​

  • Total revenues for the quarter grew to $5.8 million driven organically by a 23% increase in business operations revenue due to higher sponsorship and event-related revenue
  • OverActive hosted Canada’s first-ever Overwatch League tournament, the Toronto Defiant Summer Showdown presented by Bell
  • Previously announced partnerships with Bell, TD Bank Group and Zilliqa continue to power growth
  • All OverActive professional esports franchise teams qualified for the World Championships in each of their respective leagues

“In the third quarter, we continued to realize the benefit from our sponsorship model that drove 23% year-over-year organic growth in business operations revenue. We expect this partnership momentum to carry on in the fourth quarter, supported by contracted long-term recurring revenues,” said Chris Overholt, President and CEO, OverActive Media. “As we look towards 2023 and beyond, we remain confident in the strong and scalable business that we are building and are committed to a multi-faceted growth strategy.”

“While macro-economic conditions have been challenging in recent months, we are fortunate to have a solid revenue model and a healthy balance sheet with sufficient working capital to fund our operations,” added Overholt.

Third Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Third quarter 2022 total revenue increased by 6% to $5.8 million compared to $5.5 million in Q3 2021, driven primarily by a 23% year-over-year increase in sponsorship revenue. Team revenue declined by $0.1 million in the quarter due to non-recurring prize money earned in the comparative prior-year period.
  • As of September 30, 2022, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $17.7 million, compared to cash and cash equivalents of $22.0 million as of June 30, 2022.
  • Revenue for the first nine months of 2022 was $10.2 million, a 15% improvement year-over-year, driven primarily by a 37% increase in business operations revenue attributable to revenue generated from sponsorships and hosting live esports events. Team revenue declined by $0.3 million year-over-year owing to a decline in non-recurring prize money earned in 2021. ​
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 loss of approximately $(0.4) million, compares to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of approximately $(0.3) million during the comparative prior-year period. ​
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss was $(6.4) million for the first nine months of 2022, a loss increase of 40% year-over-year driven by hosting live events.
  • Income before taxes was $0.9 million, a 114% improvement compared to loss before taxes of $(6.6) million during the comparative prior-year period. The improvement is primarily a result of certain payment deferrals and one-time reverse takeover costs in the prior period.
  • Net income was $0.5 million, a 107% improvement compared to a net loss of $(6.4) million during the comparative prior-year period.
  • Net loss was $(6.5) million for the first nine months of 2022, a 55% improvement from the comparative 2021 period.

Third Quarter 2022 Operating Highlights

  • From September 8 to 11, OverActive hosted the Overwatch League’s Summer Showdown Tournament at Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto where Toronto Defiant earned their best finish in team history, securing third place. Across both major live esports events OverActive hosted this year, approximately 12,000 fans attended to experience a best-on-best of some of the greatest professional esports players from around the globe. ​

Team Performance Highlights

  • MAD Lions’ League of Legends team qualified for the World Championship, marking the fourth consecutive year (and every year) in the history of OverActive Media that the team has done so.
  • Toronto Defiant of the Overwatch League qualified for the Grand Finals playoffs, finishing the regular season in eighth place in the West conference.
  • Toronto Ultra qualified for the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend held in Los Angeles, CA, finishing top six in the 2022 season. ​

The Company’s consolidated unaudited financial statements, notes to financial statements, and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three and nine-month period ended September 30, 2022, are available on the Company’s website at www.overactivemedia.com and under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Conference Call

The Company will conduct a conference call tomorrow, Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to review the third quarter 2022 results as well as provide an overview of the Company's recent milestones and growth strategy.

To access the conference call, please dial 888-390-0605, or for international callers, 416-764-8609 and use participant passcode 72285940. A replay will be available shortly after the call and can be accessed by dialling 1-888-390-0541, or for international callers, 416-764-8677. The entry code for the replay is 285940 #. The replay will expire on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed on OverActive’s website at www.overactivemedia.com or directly via https://app.webinar.net/JEoWPmWyQZw. An online archive of the webcast will be available via the same link for 90 days following the call.

1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure. Refer to “Non-IFRS Measures” at the end of this press release.


Leah Gaucher

Director, Marketing & Communications, OverActive Media

Babak Pedram

Investor Relations, Virtus Advisory Group Inc.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains statements which constitute “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws (collectively, “forward-looking statements”), including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of OverActive with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Forward-looking statements are often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar expressions and includes information regarding the anticipated financial and operating results of OverActive in the future.

Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but instead OverActive management’s expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Although OverActive believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed thereon, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of the OverActive. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements include the following: changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; changes in applicable laws and regulations both locally and in foreign jurisdictions; compliance with extensive government regulation; the risks and uncertainties associated with foreign markets; the ability of the Company to continue to execute on its existing partnerships and business strategy; the ability of the MAD Lions and Call of Duty Leagues to maintain viewership; the successful completion of the Company’s new venue; and other risk factors set out in OverActive’s annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2021, a copy of which may be found under OverActive’s profile at www.sedar.com. These forward-looking statements may be affected by risks and uncertainties in the business of OverActive and general market conditions, including COVID-19.

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although OverActive has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended and such changes could be material. OverActive does not intend and does not assume any obligation, to update the forward-looking statements except as otherwise required by applicable law.

Non-IFRS Measures

This press release includes references to Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure and is defined by the Company as net income or loss before income taxes, finance costs, depreciation and amortization, decrease/increase in net present value of franchise obligations, foreign exchange gains/loss, restructuring costs, assistance payments from Franchise League and share-based compensation. We believe that adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure of financial performance because it provides an indication of the Company’s ability to capitalize on growth opportunities in a cost-effective manner, finance its ongoing operations and service its financial obligations.

This non-IFRS financial measure is not an earnings or cash flow measure recognized by IFRS and does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. Our method of calculating such a financial measure may differ from the methods used by other issuers and, accordingly, our definition of this non-IFRS financial measure may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. ​ Investors are cautioned that non-IFRS financial measures should not be construed as an alternative to net income determined in accordance with IFRS as indicators of our performance or to cash flows from operating activities as measures of liquidity and cash flows.

Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


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About OverActive Media

OverActive Media (TSXV: OAM) is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with operations in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany. OverActive’s mandate is to build an integrated global company delivering sports, media and entertainment products for today’s generation of fans with a focus on esports, videogames, content creation and distribution, culture, and live and online events. OverActive owns team franchises in professional esports leagues including (i) the Call of Duty League, operating as the Toronto Ultra, and (ii) the League of Legends European Championship (“LEC”), operating as the MAD Lions. OverActive also leads OAM Live, an events arm that produces both live and online events.