Are eSports popular? Can you make money off of eSports? Do college offer eSports and gaming scholarships? Are there eSports arenas? These are some of the questions I answer in this video. Here are are some of the numbers and figures I discuss:
43 billion – How much the movie industry made in 2018. Its also the amount the gaming industry made in America in 2018!
115 million – Highest viewership for a super bowl, ever, in 2015. 98 million – how many views the super bowl had in 2019. These super bowl #s are just to put perspective on gaming viewership since its the highest watched event in america.
99 million – How many people watch the league of legends championship series in 2018. So gaming viewership is near that of the super bowl.
Where can you play?
Arenas. We have arena now in every major city and more are being built. They are huge in other countries but they are coming or here in America!
School. Yep high schools and colleges are forming teams. In fact, you can get a college scholarship for gaming.
What about salary or money?
Top gamers are making 1-4 million dollars per year in salary/winnings. This does not include sponsorship/streaming money.
DanTDM, a top gaming streamer is estimated to be worth 45 million. So streaming/sponsorships can add significant $$$.
Ninja, a pro fortnite player was paid $1 million dollars to play a new game, Apex Legends, for a ‘few hours’, on release day.
So the money is there.
eSports are growing. Do you play or watch? I do.