Gaming's Next Level
Scoring Points In The Esports Video Game Space Means Playing With A Few Risks
Video gaming is more than fun and big business—it's now a spectator sport. At the competitive level, it's dubbed "esports"—and the industry's taking off: Millions of dollars are generated through advertising, betting and tournaments where thousands of fans watch professional gamers compete. Esports have made it into the 2022 Asian Games, and colleges are even offering scholarships to esports players. Global revenue for esports and streaming game content is expected to jump to US$3.5 billion by 2021, up from US$1.8 billion in 2017, according to Juniper Research.