Why are Americans so invested in esports?
The word “Esports” has been bandied about since the dawn of the esports industry in 2015.
From Dota 2 to League of Legends to Overwatch, esports is a booming market, and the number of people who are taking part is growing by the day.
The first esports tournaments to be held in the United States were held in California, but the sport is slowly gaining traction in other parts of the country.
At the 2017 NBA Finals, for instance, over 500,000 fans attended the game, and over 30,000 people watched the championship on television.
Over the next few years, the US will see more professional esports tournaments, with Major League Gaming (MLG), the largest professional esports organization in the world, planning its first tournament in 2020.
The future of esports is bright, but its time to take notice of the big picture before we dive headfirst into esports.
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According to a report from the Association of American Publishers (AAP), esports is experiencing a growth that’s been driven largely by the presence of professional players.
The AP’s research group has found that, “the growth of professional esports is accelerating at a faster rate than the broader media market,” and that esports players have “earned a greater share of the US media landscape.”
According to the AP, professional esports players are the most popular players in the U.S.
The AP’s report points out that the popularity of professional athletes in the games they play has become a major factor in the popularity and engagement of esports in America.
A study conducted by the Pew Research Center found that over 60 percent of Americans have watched a pro esports player on television, and almost three-quarters of Americans who have watched professional esports matches have played a game of some kind.
Over a decade ago, the Overwatch League was the first professional league to break into the U