What The Future Holds For Esports
Esports is growing globally and is one of the biggest industries in the world. The overall public viewership has surpassed 48.5 million and will continue to grow in 2022 and the future. Every year Esports industry is growing at an immense rate and in the future, its popularity will continue to rise, and to keep entertaining the audience, the esports industry will try to bring new things.
Bryony Hope Green a content manager at British esports explains the future of esports. He said that Esports is human-vs-human competitive gaming, where games are played in front of live audiences both in-person and online. The majority of esports titles are team-based, and each match is played with two groups or individuals going head-to-head. With around 35 officially recognized esports titles in the world at the moment, players can compete in a wide range of genres including multiplayer online battle arenas MOBAs, first-person shooters FPS, and sport-based titles.
Paul Redeye Chaloner the former professional esports and video game broadcast host also spoke about the future of esports and said that given how quickly the competitive gaming industry has evolved in less than a quarter of a century, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to suggest that another decade will completely change the scene as we know it.
As for now what we can see is that the potential of this industry is unlimited, and we can only set our hopes high Paul Redeye Chaloner said how the industry has evolved in less than a quarter of a century so we can assume that the future is bright for this industry.
Women In Esports
Gaming was always considered to be male-dominated. Almost every male plays games but women are taking a stand against this to broaden the industry and the women in esports initiative were founded in 2019. It works as a branch of British esports and promotes the consideration of women and minority genders in the esports industry and it helped the esports industry to gain furthermore popularity.
In 2021, Riot games exclusively launched its VCT Game Changer Program for female players in North America and the EMEA region.
There has never been a female driver competing in professional formula one esports ranks so formula one introduced an F1 esports series for women’s wildcard.
The Power Of Esports
Watching esports nowadays is just like watching any sports match. Esports has developed into a new content format for almost everyone this industry is providing the content the public is interested in let’s take MrBeast as an example his content is always different and unique from his previous videos and he never disappoints his public esports are trying to do the same they are providing more unique and different content to the public, so they do not lose interest. The new tournaments of different and famous games and the different ways of playing a game you can never experience anywhere else make it irresistible to the viewers.
According to the official Esports and Live streaming market report that was released in April 2022, the overall audience was 435.7 million in 2020, and 489.5 million in 2021 with a 12.4% increase from 2020, and 532 million audiences will be by the end of 2022 with 8.7% increase from 2021, and eventually, the audience will be more than 640 million by the end of 2025.
Streaming On TV
We all know that esports has been considered a niche market but in a very short amount of time, it has helped platforms like twitch to gain popularity. The pandemic can be considered one of the most important reasons for the growth of esports streaming on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and other platforms. According to the reports, online viewing on such types of platforms massively increased in 2020 and now the reports are indicating that any gains these social medial platforms or TV streaming market during the pandemic are more likely to be permanent as the category of streaming on tv and different platforms continue to grow we can only expect that esports will continue to grow further in these platforms.
As esports is continuously growing at a massive speed globally in sports entertainment it will for sure have its key tentpole moments along with its stats and analysts.
Do Kids Show More Interest In Esports Instead Of Traditional Sports?
In traditional sports, a player is selected for his skills and the skills are different for different leagues and the infrastructure is very complicated. The journey to becoming a pro in traditional sports often is not completed due to an injury or some other problems. Many players go through the system until they become a pro, or they eventually stop playing.
The infrastructure and all the requirements are fair but esports is accessible from home and there is no fear of injury and there is no need to pay a large amount of money for tournaments. Esports offers multiple benefits including better communication, fast learning, teamwork, and leadership.