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.