What is E-Sports
E-Sports describes the world of competitive video gaming. Professional and at-home gamers compete in the trending games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Overwatch and Madden NFL...
These gamers are watched and followed by millions of fans all over the world. Streaming platforms such as Twitch allow viewers to watch their favorite gamers playing in real time, and this is typically where popular gamers build up their fandoms.
After ten years of development, E-sports has changed its traditional image of time killer to a regular sports competition.
The Olympic Committee has confirmed E-sports as a formal sport; PwC said in its the latest report that it expects the Chinese E-sports industry revenue to reach US $182 million in 2021, among which $84 million from E-sports streaming advertising, $54 million from brand sponsorship, $31 million from direct payment, $12 million from ticket income.
There were over 4,000 global E-sports tournaments in 2019 offering more than $500 million in prize pools, attracting an estimated 454 million viewers (253 million occasional viewers and 201 million esports enthusiasts), which represented 195% growth from 2012.
League of Legends World Championship Finals attracted 99.6 million Unique Viewers with a 19.6 million Average Minute Audience during the Finals
The Finals were broadcast in 19 different languages across 30+ platforms and television channels
The Finals audience was larger than the combined viewership of the NBA Finals, MLB World Series and NHL Stanley Cup
Esports and Gaming is the fastest growing sector within the entertainment industry, creating thousands of new jobs annually, worldwide.
According to Glassdoor, a Senior Ecommerce Operations Manager for Blizzard Entertainment, a division of Activision Blizzard, can earn up to $164,000, while a Freelance Esports and Video Game Writer can earn $68,000.
Some of the other Esports roles that can be pursued with top
publishers, teams, brands, producers and colleges include:
-League Director - Social Media Coordinator
-Livestream / Content Producer - Talent Manager
-Player Scout - Marketing Executive
A career in E-sports is perfect for anyone interested in event management, marketing and communications, gameplay, player recruiting and coaching, data science, and being part of this global industry. Our co-funder team will be able to connect with a massive network of companies and organizations in the gaming industry to provide, secure, and personalize positions and opportunities for the students who are approaching to the gaming career.