Esports is Seeing a Massive Uptick in Investments

October 11, 2021, By fierce,

The Esports boom shows no clear signs of slowing.

In fact, according to Insider Intelligence, “As competitive video games continue to integrate into popular culture, global investors, brands, and media outlets are all paying attention. Consumers are as well. In fact, there will be 26.6 million monthly esports viewers in 2021, up 11.4% from 2020, according to our estimates.”

Even better, “The industry has seen a huge uptick in investment from venture capitalists, and more recently from private equity firms. The number of investments in esports doubled in 2018, going from 34 in 2017 to 68 in 2018, per Deloitte. That’s reflected in the total dollars invested, too: Investments are up to $4.5 billion in 2018 from just $490 million the year before, a staggering YoY growth rate of 837%, per Deloitte,” they added.

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