The wildly explosive world of esports has sky rocketed exponentially in the past few years, despite being relatively young.
Already boasting millions of fans and almost a billion dollars in revenue, esports only promises to keep growing. The term refers to organised, competitive video game playing, featuring the likes of DoTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA, League of Legends, and PUBG. And, it is no longer just a fringe hobby, as it might once have seemed. Esports is projected to reach an audience of over 300 million viewers, generating billions in revenue worldwide.
Esports has become so popular, that even the International Olympic Committee is trying to understand it better. The IOC and the Global Association of International Sports Federations are jointly hosting an eSports Forum at the Olympic Museum in France.
The IOC isn’t the only organisation taking esports seriously.
All said and done, OMEN believes that gaming isn’t just gaming. The destination of this action-packed journey should reach a quantum where the Gamer (or Player) reaches a state of “Gamefulness”.