September 06, 2018
The Explosive Growth of eSports
eSports are organized video game competitions where the participants are professional gamers. And, the sport is booming. Forecasts suggest that revenue will exceed US$1 billion as early as 2019. While that figure may not approach the US$14 billion that was generated by the NFL in 2017, the global eSports audience is expected to reach 380 million in 2018. The audience consists of 165 million enthusiasts and 215 million occasional viewers. To put that into perspective, Super Bowl LI broadcasted by NBC in February 2018 had a viewership of 103.4 million. The popularity of eSports has even garnered the attention of the IOC, who is openly considering adding the competition as a demonstration sport for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Click the link below to view more eSports facts and figures.