Learn more on Esports' revenues audiences, & investments 2020 trends

Global esports sector remains healthy, according to exclusive Deloitte report on revenues, audience behaviour and investment trends.

Did you know 60% of the global esports revenues expected to be generated by this year’s end will be from sponsorship? It will be worth about US$584m and would have increased 7.5% year-on-year, according to the newly published exclusive Deloitte-Esports BAR study available to download now.

Esports Revenues

This report breaks down the different competitive-gaming revenue streams predicted for 2020.

The data-rich findings confirm the sector’s continuing strength despite the current Covid pandemic. Income from media rights is also forecast to rise, boosting overall global revenue to US$974m, a 1.7% increase from 2019.

There are, of course, some reality checks. The Covid disruption has hurt ticketing and merchandise sales as live tournaments are forced either to shut down or be postponed.  And income from publisher fees is expected to drop as publishers rein in their costs in an uncertain global economy.

But Deloitte, the multinational consultancy famous for its incisive reports on the global international traditional-sports revenues, is confident that the combined esports revenues will still expand.

Esports Audiences

Download this Deloitte Esports BAR study to unlock more esports-revenue details and also learn how both mainstream consumers and competitive-gaming enthusiasts in the US took to gaming during the pandemic shutdown and quarantines.

The analysis breaks the different adoptions of gaming by Gen Z fans, by Millennials, and by Gen X folk (born from the early 1960s to the late 1970s).

There is also a fascinatingly surprising observation of the gaming activity by the Baby Boomers (born between the aftermath of World War II and the early 1960s) during lockdown; bear in mind they are considered to be the generation that has sometimes denounced gaming as a frivolous waste of time.

Esports Investments


Additionally, this Deloitte-Esports BAR report explores investment trends among individual financiers, institutional investors, venture-capital firms, and private-equity groups.

Discover what caught their attention in 2019 and how that is impacting investment choices in 2020 and beyond.

Despite global economic and pandemic challenges, esports remains a healthy business.

Fill the form on the right on desktop & below on mobile to get for this free exclusive Deloitte report to learn more.

The report complements the session on Esports Growth Through A Diversity of Revenue at the recent Esports BAR+ Americas digital event in September.

The video of the session will soon be available to watch on Esports BAR’s Twitch channel.

About Author

Juliana Koranteng

Juliana Koranteng is the founder/editor-in-chief of MediaTainment Finance (MTF) and TechMutiny, the business journals that cover investments in international media, entertainment and creative sectors, and the impact of related digital technologies.

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