How esports changed the game
One may say that esports has revolutionised the worlds of sport and gaming. During the course of the pandemic, amidst the several lockdowns and social distancing restrictions imposed, people turned to video gaming for their source of digital entertainment. Whilst economies and stock markets where faltering, video game developers experienced a surge in users, engagement and revenue. Research conducted by KPMG shows that four out of five consumers played video games in the last six months in the United States alone. In addition to this, the highest earning media sector last year was gaming, where the global video game revenue shot up by 20%. It is worth mentioning that the revenue gaming brought in was far greater than the revenue generated by both the film and sports industries combined – a staggering feat!