So when did video games, the stereotypically geek hobby, become the new worldwide sensation? Video games surpass the movie and music industry. In the words of VentureBeat, “It’s an eSports world, and we’re just living in it.”
The League of Legends championship alone pulled in 36 million daily views around the world. The eSports gaming market is estimated to grow to $1.1 billion by 2019. eSports are incredibly popular because audiences demand it:
“...audiences play such an integral role in esports — users choose these games in part because of the communities they’ve fostered. Without a community following, new esports titles will simply collect dust in the virtual corner of the game industry.”
Simply put, video games have intensely loyal fans and dedicated audience. Dedication naturally comes to gamers, completing one game can sometimes take hundreds of hours.