The rise of esports: a billion dollar industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

02/08/2019

Following on from last week’s Fortnite World Cup, global sales through eSports are expected to rise to $1.1 billion for the first time in 2019, according to new research.

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Performance marketing firm Peak Ace teamed up with HotUKDeals to create an infographic that looks at current figures of the booming market and shows the potential.

Key findings:


  • Worldwide sales through eSports are expected to rise to $1.1 billion for the first time in 2019.

  • Sponsoring alone generates revenues of around $450 million.

  • Last year, winners of The International earned approx. £22.5 million - £3 million more than the winners of the UEFA Champions League Final.

  • Gaming boom 2.0.: Universities, agencies and sports clubs are investing in the expansion of eSports.

  • In China, two new occupational groups linked to eSports were recognized by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security at the beginning of 2019.


You can find the infographics here

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