The rise of Esports in recent years have made many big marketers to invest in the industry. The current worth of the Esports industry is neatly $700 million – a huge number, considering the controversies. The Esports tournaments have only recently become mainstream, but they have been around for many decades – from the time when universities were holding SpaceWar tournaments in the 70s.
Video games are no longer a hobby. They are fully-fledged careers where a single person can earn millions of dollars by winning major tournaments. Though, you need great skills to compete in them. The industry has shaped up to attract sponsorships from major companies such as Coca-Cola, Monster, Red Bull and Gillette; just to name a few.Esports is on its way and possibly could take over the NBA or NFL viewership due to the large number of audiences present physically at the arena, or watching the stream worldwide. The industry is set to reach a value of over a billion in 2020. Most of the viewership comes from China and it is also the leading country in Esports tournaments.
With the constant growth of the Esports industry, you can pursue this as a career and be as successful as any other job if you have the skills.
Take a look at the infographic put together by Ohio University and see how much marketers and investors are sponsoring the tournaments.
Infographic by: ohio.edu