Industry Demographics

Esports Demographic Information

Numbers At A Glance


In 2018, there were 222 million people viewing esports worldwide.

FIGURE 1. Esports Viewership in the U.S. and Globally
United States Global
Total 31 million 222 million
Adults 19 million 102 million
Teens 12 million 120 million

The growth of the number of people viewing esports worldwide has exploded over the years.

FIGURE 2. Number of Esports Viewers (2012-2022)
Year Esports Viewers
2012 76 million
2014 114 million
2015 115 million
2016 160 million
2017 192 million
2018 222 million
2019* 253 million
2022* 347 million

*Predicted values

Esports revenue in 2019 will grow 27% higher than 2018 and will reach an almost $1.1 billion value.

FIGURE 3. Esports Revenue (2017-2019)
2017 2018 2019
Merchandise, Tickets & Game Publisher Fees $187 million $183 million $199 million
Brand Investment Revenue $468 million $682 million $897 million
Total Revenue $655 million $865 million $1,096 million