If the popularity and fervor of a sport were measured by prize money, then here’s a fascinating fact: in 2017, the prize pool in the U.S. Tennis Open was $50.4million, while the International Dota2 was an astounding $24.7million – for an eSport that released only in 2013!
In fact, the huge potential of gaming is seen in its 2018 revenue of $135billion, over twice that generated by the film and music industries in the same period! This fascinating infographic gives insights on the phenomenal growth of eSports and how and why it’s grown into a billion-dollar industry.
The eSports Boom, and the Numbers Behind the Sector’s Explosive Growth:
Infographic by – Visual Capitalist