2019 marks a major milestone for the global eSports market: the industry will top $1 billion in revenue for the first time. An impressive increase of 26.7% since last year and the revenue should continue growing, hitting $1.8 billion by 2022.
eSports have undoubtedly become especially popular across the globe. According to the Newszoo Global eSports Market Report, the number of viewers amounts to 454 million in 2019, with most of the enthusiastic fans being in China (75 million viewers).
Additionally, the Land of the Red Dragon has recently recognized esports as a profession and citizens can now pursue careers as “esports operator” or “esports player”, among 15 new paths.
Thus, what is still considered by some as a niche industry today should certainly move to the mainstream in a couple of years, with the only question remaining: how far will this exciting industry go?
Explore through this infographic how fast this industry is growing and what its future will seemingly look like.
eSports – an Infographic by hotukdeals