eSports is indeed a one-billion-dollar industry. It has an overall global audience of 300 million people. Just like an ordinary and traditional sport, the eSports industry gathers the most prominent players around the world. As of today, there are 17,921 active eSports players worldwide. Most of them are focusing on Dota, Dota 2, League of Legends, and Fortnite.
With significant growth throughout the years, major media networks, including Telemundo, SyFy, TBS, and ESPN, have been broadcasting eSports tournaments and events to several places worldwide.
Streaming services like Youtube Gaming and Twitch also became popular among eSports enthusiasts. These live streams allow them to watch their favorite gamers in real-time using their smartphones.
In this article, you can have a chance to look closer to some of the nations with the most potent eSports gamers.
What Are the Biggest Countries in eSports in 2019?
As of 2019, there are almost 260 million people in China who play and watch eSports. Therefore, there’s a high chance that this nation can have the world’s most competitive gamers. One of the most popular Chinese eSports stars is Uzi, a League of Legend Gamer. Some of the biggest Chinese eSports clubs are EHOME, Royal Never Give Up, and IG. Throughout the years, the Chinese eSports industry has gained more than 100 million dollars. Most of their accumulated money came from prize money and sponsors.
- South Korea
South Korea is known for its first LAN tournaments, such as StarCraft. This nation has also helped eSports to spread all over the globe. They may not be financially stable, but their gamers are capable of joining tournaments like League of Legends, Dota 2, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, and CSGO. eSports star, Faker, have made South Korea proud for taking over the limelight in the past few years. The eSports star have inspired several South Korean to pursue their careers in eSports. As of today, they have earned more than 80 million dollars, which is a significant amount if you look at eSports popularity by country.
The USA is the home of almost 330 million people who love eSports. Most of eSports players from this country focus on League of Legends, Fortnite, Call of Duty, and Overwatch. Some of the best US teams that made eSports history are CLG, Cloud9, Dignitas, Evil Geniuses, EchoFox, and FaZe Clan. As of 2019, this nation has accumulated over 127 million dollars since they started joining eSports tournaments.