According to gaming industry publisher Gzbrain Inc, Japan’s eSports market has grown by 13-fold to touch ¥4.8 billion (about $42.5 million) this year.
There has been a massive jump in revenue since competitive video gaming was legalised in February. The Japan Esports Union has also been set up, which provides professional licenses to gamers.
A number of new competitions have been planned. All these will make Japan’s eSports fan base to grow further. The industry forecast is that the domestic market will touch about $90 million in 2022.

By Niji Narayan

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.