When I was a kid, I imitated and dreamed of becoming a pro athlete. But times are changing, if you’ve been paying attention.
A new generation is idolizing video gamers — and soon, their worth may be equal or greater than the world of sports.
Ponderwall presents a profile on eSports, in which we learn the following:
- 2016’s League of Legends tournament drew 36 million views. That’s five times more than the NBA Finals that year.
- Video games are being designed to not just be appealing to players, but appealing to those watching people play.
- By 2020, eSports could be a $1.2 billion dollar industry.
Billions. BILLIONS. — [eric]