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3 minutes | Feb 14, 2018
Have you ever wanted to make money playing video games? Well, it’s time to enter the world of e-sports. E-sports is a recent phenomenon that has taken media by storm. Professional gaming competitions have been under coverage more and more each year. With games like Call of Duty and League of Legends gaining the same amount of viewership like the NBA and NFL. This new spectator event has garnered fans in various countries, both old and young. In this podcast, we’ll take a look at what is e-sports and why it is an industry worth investing in.Timestamps:o0:21 – 0:45 What is e-sports?o0:46 – 1:15 Viewership o1:16 – 2:10 Why is e-sports so popular?o2:11 – 2:50 The people of e-sportsReferencesNewzoo. (2018). Free Esports Report: The Valuable Esports Audience. [online] Available at: https://newzoo.com/insights/trend-reports/free-esports-report-the-esports-audience/ [Accessed 15 Feb. 2018].Olympics, W., GamesCricketRugbyEnduranceCFL, &., FB, R., BB, R., Olympics, S. and Games, X. (2018). Average age in esports vs. major sports. [online] ESPN.com. Available at: http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/20733853/the-average-age-esports-versus-nfl-nba-mlb-nhl [Accessed 15 Feb. 2018].Rolling Stone. (2018). 360 Mil People Watched the 'League of Legends' Mid-Season Invtiational. [online] Available at: https://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/news/heres-how-many-people-watched-league-of-legends-this-year-w514580 [Accessed 15 Feb. 2018].Warman, P. (2018). Esports revenues will reach $696M in 2017 and $1.5Bn by 2020. [online] Newzoo. Available at: https://newzoo.com/insights/articles/esports-revenues-will-reach-696-million-in-2017/ [Accessed 15 Feb. 2018].
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