The Rise of Global Esports

Esports is one of the fastest-growing industries out there. While a career in esports was almost completely unheard of only 15 ago, competitive gaming hasn’t only become a career path as desired and as lucrative as traditional sports, it’s also become a viable investment for major companies and brands across the world. Esports is definitely the 21st century’s contribution to the ever-growing world of sports, which is why we’ve compiled a brief list of some of the most notable esports out today.

League of Legends

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Initially released in 2009, League of Legends (LoL for short) is still the hottest MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) out there. Often cited as the biggest esports in the world, the 2019 League of Legends World Championship achieved a concurrent viewership of 44 million people, with over 100 million unique viewers tuning in to check out the action. One of the driving forces in esports’ normalization, LoL’s North American League is broadcasted on ESPN.

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