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THE WORLD OF GAMES ESPORTS FROM WILD WEST TO MAINSTREAM
eSports are moving into the mainstream. The immense popularity of survival-based games like Fortnite, growing prize pools for eSports tournaments, the rise of live-streaming, and improving infrastructure for pro leagues have all paved the way for eSports to reach nearly 300mn viewers by 2022, on par with NFL viewership today. For game publishers, we believe eSports will not only help to increase audience reach and engagement, but also drive direct revenue through established leagues. We see further tailwinds to the broader eSports ecosystem—including online video platforms, hardware manufacturers (core and peripheral), and chip makers—opportunities we outline in this report. DOWNLOAD