For those of us in the gaming industry, we have seen a steady growth in esports participation and viewership in recent years, and it’s worth noting that the trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
The growth hasn’t been limited to just the dedicated esports athletes, but also in the number of casual viewers. This upward trend is a result of increasing awareness of esports and ease of access to the internet. The significant rise in esports awareness started around 2015 when there were roughly a million people who had known of it. These numbers began to rapidly change, with more than a half billion people who had become familiar with esports by the following year.