Esports’ popularity ‘only scratching the surface’

Esports’ popularity ‘only scratching the surface’

By Steffan Powell and Vikki Blake

In truth, however, it’s been around much longer than you’d think, with the first organised event thought to have taken place way back in 1972 in the US.

Now with gamers regularly playing for millions in prize money to big audiences, and talk of younger fans losing interest in traditional sports, one esports boss says it’s time for the old guard to take note.

“If traditional companies don’t understand why video games are the largest entertainment industry in the world right now, then there has to be a shift,” says Carlos Rodriguez, CEO and founder of G2 Esports.

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