Digital Video Game Trends and Stats for 2019

| May 8, 2019

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Virtually no one could foresee how important gaming will become in the 21st century, even though video games have been a part of the popular culture since the early 1980's. In February 2018, the first E-Sports event was held at the winter Olympics, and it can be expected that it will become a medal event no later than 2024. Video games are no longer regarded as a pastime since players can earn substantial amounts of money just by playing E-Sports tournaments.

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