This report evaluates the eSports market and the impact it will have on the gaming and video markets. eSports is not a new market but it has gained significant momentum in the past several years, which is expected to continue with healthy growth in the coming years. eSports viewing has already eclipsed some professional sports on an event-by-event basis, and while revenue streams remain considerably disparate at this time, future goals see additional content reaching the more lucrative broadcast channels.
eSports is also an international market opportunity with key markets in Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, and North America. Although fragmentation remains a significant hurdle, efforts are underway to better organize and regulate the industry, but these are still early steps. eSports also speaks to the future trends within the OTT video space, pushing both live and VOD viewing, bringing opportunity to companies throughout the video processing and distribution value chain.