Reports have it that, esports market, the fastest-growing industries in the world has witnessed a remarkable growth in both revenue and viewership over the years.
With coronavirus lockdown rules in place and the growing number of people spending more time indoors and online, the constantly growing esports fan base is set to reach new record highs this year.
According to data gathered by Goldencasino news which this platform is following, the number of esports viewers is expected to reach 495 million in 2020, or 25% more compared to 2017 figures.
The eSports market has tremendously expanded in recent years, with more and more viewers tuning in to watch some of the best gamers in the world. In 2017, there were 395 million esports viewers around the globe, revealed Statista and Newzoo data. Around 173 million of them were frequent viewers and esports enthusiasts, and another 222 million were occasional viewers.
By the end of 2019, the esports fan base grew to 443 million, with 198 million frequent viewers. Statistics show that in 2020, the number of esports enthusiasts regularly watching their favorite gamers is set to reach 223 million, or 30% more compared to 2017 figures.