Esports are one of the biggest trends in entertainment. Everyone wants to be part of it. Led by some of the most successful creative companies in the world, the competitions of the most popular video games are staged in world-class arenas, watched by millions, and backed by global brands. However, despite the fact that esports are an important part of the video games industry, the industry itself had yet to explain them in their own terms. Until now.
Representatives from trade associations all over the world and major video game companies have collaborated to create a Guide that contains everything you need to know about the phenomenon of video game competitions. You can download the Guide by filling out the form on the side (below on mobile).
Although the video game industry is entering its fifth decade of existence, and that people have been playing video games competitively for nearly as long, the esports sector is still in the early stages of development. As a result, it is expanding at a very rapid pace, providing huge opportunities for job creation, economic growth, tourism, education, and the development of digital skills.
“This comprehensive guide charts the growth of esports and its demographics, while also outlining significant opportunities for job creation, education/digital skills and economic growth, both locally and internationally. Importantly, it emphasises the esports industry’s commitment to the principles of responsible gameplay, player wellbeing, diversity, and fair play.” Alberto Guerrero, Director of Esports, Europe & MENA for Riot Games and ISFE Esports Co-Chair.
The phenomenal rise of esports is an example of how the video games industry has adapted to evolutions in technology – from multiplayer in the home to worldwide real-time competitive play over the Internet facilitated by the rollout of high-speed broadband and the introduction of digital streaming platforms.
The Guide explores these and other topics, attempting to answer important questions such as:
- What are esports?
- What makes a video game a successful esports title?
- Who forms the esports sector?
- How are esports distributed around the world?
- What is the economic and societal impact of esports?
- Which kind of opportunities do they provide?
- How can the sector be developed in the most effective way possible?
ISFE Esports has created this Guide in conjunction with the Entertainment Software Association (USA), the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (Australia and New Zealand), and the Interactive Software Federation of Europe.
Download now the Guide To Esports for free by completing the form on the side (below on mobile)!