Esports Are Big Business, And Online Training Is Giving High School Students A Head Start
The business of esports is booming so much that its revenue totals are projected to be on par with other sports in a normal year when games are occurring on regular basis.
According to NewZoo, a top provider of esports analytics, business in that relatively new business channel of sports will see significant growth in revenue and participants.
Global esports revenues are projected to reach $1.1 billion this year, a one-year growth of 15.7 percent from 2019. And within that realm are the fact that $822.4 million of the revenue stream will come from media rights and sponsorship partially due to an increase of 11.7 percent to 495 million.
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