This story is part of a series on popular but unlisted companies. In the series, I’ve covered Hulu, SpaceX, Instagram, and Popeyes.
In each story I explain how, while investors can’t invest directly in the company, there are alternative investment vehicles available. Sadly for investors, investing in Epic Games stock is no different – the stock isn’t publicly listed but there are alternatives, and this story explains what they are.
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is an American MNC with headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, and more than 40 offices worldwide. Epic is now a renowned interactive entertainment company and 3D engine technology provider.
Epic Games creates and markets Hitman and Fortnite, one of the world’s most popular and fastest-growing massive multiplayer online (MMO) games.
Many players and investors want a share of Epic Games (MMOGs). Epic Games reported that Fortnite has more than 350 million registered gamers. For those looking to acquire Epic Games stock and options in 2021, this makes it an interesting investment.
While you cannot buy EPIC Games stock as it is not publicly traded, there are three unique alternative investments.
There is a way to invest in Epic Games without having to wait for the company to go public. You can buy stocks of Tencent Holdings ADR (TCEHY: OTCMKTS). In 2004, Tencent went public in Hong Kong
Tencent Holdings is a Chinese multinational firm that many consider the world’s largest video gaming company. Tencent Holdings trades under the ticker symbol SEHK 700 on the Hang Seng Index. Riot Games, the creator of League of Legends, is one of Tencent’s largest holdings. League of Legends is the most famous personal computer (PC) game in the world, according to PCGamer.
Electronic Arts (EA: NASDAQ) is one of the most well-known video game businesses in the world. NFL (National Football League), Star Wars, Need for Speed, FIFA (World Cup Soccer), The Sims, Apex Legends, Medal of Honor, UFC, and NHL (National Hockey League) are among Electronic Arts’ most popular games.