A Big Expansion into Esports
The latest tech trend in recent years has found its way into the gaming market as the mobile platform has helped launched gaming to a much wider audience than ever before, and this past year in particular has saw the wider adoption of the growing esports market that has come as traditional sporting events found postponement and cancellation, and esports served as a good placeholder in the meantime. Part of this growth, whilst attributed to the ongoing pandemic, can certainly be found elsewhere too as a big expansion into esports is bringing more familiarity for a growing demographic, and something that has helped to bridge that gap between the two markets.
The biggest shift has been within the introduction of more traditional sporting games into this space – titles such as FIFA and NBA have started to become much more present, with direct investment from both of the big leagues to ensure their success too. Where there may have been difficulty in ensuring a change and appreciation with the bigger titles in esports, these games offer something that is familiar and more approachable to start the journey into them market.
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Similarly, the past few years have seen the widespread introduction of widespread betting through sites like esportsbetting.site that have helped those still reluctant even with the new titles and offer something of interest to them. With a wide variety of game options and these game features also available, it’s much easier to see how esports can start to enter the space typically held by traditional sporting, and even start to surpass them in many cases.
Whilst the smaller games are still making waves, the bigger titles in the esports space have been performing extraordinarily well for a long period of time now, and this past year has given renewed energy to them too – although offline events have been limited as gathering teams into stadiums has had its limits, there has been plenty of resilience shown by the ongoing online events that were taking place throughout 2020 and will continue into 2021 as replacements for offline events where necessary – and in particular show that there’s an option for alternatives to be more readily available where others struggle, and with news coming that esports may be represented at the Olympics as a pre-show game as early as 2024, and once again showing just how successful the spread and growth esports has become over the past decade and shorter.