Esports, a term that encompasses competitive video gaming, has been making waves in recent years. With millions of viewers tuning in to watch professional gamers battle it out on the virtual battlegrounds, it has become clear that esports is not just a passing trend. In fact, it has evolved into a full-fledged industry that sits at the intersection of gaming and sports. In 2021, the global esports industry was valued at over $1 billion, showing a nearly 50% increase from the previous year (Influencer Marketing Hub).
This article delves into the rise of esports, exploring how it has gained such immense popularity and examining the fascinating connection it shares with traditional sports.
John Willkom is the author of Amazon best-selling basketball books: Walk-On Warrior and No Fear In The Arena. John is an avid reader, sports fan, and father to two incredible little girls.
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