The eSports industry continues to grow at a fairly meteoric rate, with annual growth expected to continue at around 9% in the coming years. That is expected to continue and by 2023 the market will have expected to have risen from a figure of around 454 million in 2019 to 646 million by 2023. That estimate gives an example of why eSports is now one of the fastest growing industries in the world today, with gaming the key reason behind this.
It is becoming such a well followed sport, with betting markets opening. This means soon we will see punters picking up offers, like with other sports, such as the your-promotional-code.co.uk promo code. It is an exciting period for the sport, with over 180 million enthusiasts now following eSports in 2019, which is another figure continuing to rise.
There are now so many popular eSports games from FIFA, Overwatch, Dota 2 and StarCraft. However, the main three at present are League of Legends, Counter Strike and Fortnite. The latter is one that is seeing a remarkable growth and popularity and had surpassed 15 million total hours of eSports viewership in July of 2019 alone. A figure that has continued to rise further over the last 12 months.
Fortnite was released in 2017 and has fast become one of the most popular games in history. It was taken to the next level with Fortnite: Battle Royale, with this format proving a winning formula for many games. The eSports market for Fortnite has taken off, with professional streamers now making a career out of it and becoming celebrity like figures.
The eSports scene for Fortnite was taken to a new level with what is now expected to be an annual event. This being the Fortnite World Cup, which was cancelled this year, alongside endless sporting events, due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2019 it did take place for the first time, with $30 million in prize money across the various competitions on the week. The event took place in the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York.
Bugha became the first ever solo winner of the event and was crowned the Fortnite World champion and in the process picking up $3 million in prize money. That gives a further indication of just how much money these events are generating and the popularity behind them. This is only set to continue moving forward, with the eSports scene really taking off.
How I won the Fortnite World Cup! https://t.co/6CuaZjofCO
— Bugha (@bugha) July 31, 2019
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