Evolution of eSports: From Hobby to Mainstream Gaming

| March 21, 2019

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If we talk about the most unique part of the Video streaming industry, it is definitely eSports. And as you have shown your interest to this post, let me first take you to a backward-trail of about 50 years when the journey of today’s most trending and in-vogue industry, eSports, started – 1972. Stanford University organized an event where the students participated in the video game battle of Spacewar. And this droplet of water started waving up into a sea with the first-ever video game competition in 1980 – the Space Invaders Championship.

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MultiChoice is a leading entertainment company and we’re home to some of the most recognised brands on the continent (DStv, M-Net, SuperSport, Showmax and GOtv). We’re driven by a desire to enrich lives; to make a difference to the communities and countries where we operate. Through our commitment to local content, we’re able to bring African storytelling to a global audience – and we do this through innovative technology that brings the magic to our customers wherever they are, on whatever device they’re using.MultiChoice is part of the Video Entertainment segment of Naspers; a broad-based, multinational media and internet group headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. The group operates in almost 50 countries in Africa. Its holding company, Naspers, is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and has an ADR listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). International investors account for around 50% of its shareholder base.

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