Video games are becoming another broadcast sport. Koreans are pioneering something that’s going to be huge. No wonder Microsoft bought ngStats. I both hate and thank them for having lost my Unreal Tournament profile when I ranked 2,000th out of 100,000 deathmatch players, after 40 tough instagib hours – one shot, one gory kill. How rewarding to hear a deep-voiced ‘Dominating’ after you killed 15 guys in a row!
10/2016: Activate’s Tech & Media Outlook 2017 has a whole section on esports. Good presentation overall.
04/2014: More than 70 million people watch eSports worldwide. I called this one 10+ years early.