Tag Archives: eSports

Football clubs and eSports: A natural pairing?

For some people, the idea of watching someone else play a video game holds no appeal whatsoever. However, watching eSports is becoming an increasingly popular activity for millennials and Generation Z with viewing figures rivalling some traditional sports. As the audience for eSports grows, so do the revenues created by the industry. According to recent … Continue Reading

IOC brings esports to Pyeongchang and confirms esports “could” be a sport: what does this mean for the sporting landscape as we know it?

Many readers will be aware that Sports Shorts has been tracking the development of esports over the last 18 months, particularly its journey towards possible inclusion within the Olympic Movement.  In September 2016, we looked at the relatively recent ‘explosion’ of esports in Europe and the US, the emergence of new governing bodies, and some … Continue Reading

Esports – one step closer to Olympic medal status?

In April, following the announcement by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) that eSports was to become an official medial sport at the 2022 Asian Games in China, Sports Shorts asked “does eSports have a place in the Olympic movement?”  Today, the answer seems to be inching further towards ‘yes’, as Tony Estanguet, co-president of … Continue Reading

eSports – a recent explosion in popularity but still room to grow

This morning, a panel at the Sport Industry Breakfast Club (featuring Wouter Sleijffers, CEO of Fnatic; Chester King, CEO of International eGames Group; and Hannes Kranich of DraftKings) discussed the growth of the eSports industry and the opportunities it presents.  The consensus was that the eSports market still has a huge amount of commercial potential. Whilst eSports is … Continue Reading
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