MELBOURNE, Australia, June 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In 2021, the global eSports market value skyrocketed by almost 50 per cent from the previous year. Now valued at over 1.08 billion U.S. dollars, with a global audience of 474 million, more people are keen to tune in and watch their favourite games being played by the best gamers in the world.
So, what exactly is this fast-growing international phenomenon? PCByte explains that eSports is a world of competitive, organised gaming, with competitors from different teams or leagues facing off in popular games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Call of Duty and Overwatch. Streaming services and live events have turned casual gamers into megastars with huge fan bases