Motion: By 2025 more people will watch the final of Dota 2 than the Superbowl
May 15, 2019
SPORTS BETTING , ESPORTS
According to esports industry analysis firm Newzoo, esports will amass $345m in revenue in North America alone in 2018. Larger tournaments boast 100 million viewers, with prize pools rivalling that of the biggest events in traditional sports. Operators are beginning to realize the huge value in esports, but how do we convince regulators to take esports seriously? This session will look at efforts in PA in lobbying for esports, how to communicate the economic value in esports to legislators, and what steps can be taken to move conversations forward.