The past decade has seen a surge in the popularity of eSports. Millions of people tune in to watch different tournaments each year, with the number steadily rising year over year. And it’s not just the players and fans that benefit from the growth, the huge industry surrounding gaming in general also continues its upward trend.
Just a few years ago, there wasn’t enough demand and there weren’t enough professional players for world tournaments. Today, new tournaments are routinely announced that are almost guaranteed to overtake their predecessors both in terms of number of players and prize money pay-outs.
Counter-Strike, League of Legends and Dota 2 are some of the biggest esports games in the industry right now, all published by Valve Corporation. Increasing numbers of professional players are now able to make a career out of playing full time, and these, too, are forecast to only increase over the next few years.
The next decade in eSports is set to see the industry come into its own, with more growth and professional players able to base careers in esports.
For more information about the dramatic rise in popularity that esport has seen along with some fascinating facts and figures, check out the infographic below put together by Computer Planet.