Look at four of Europe’s most vibrant esports ecosystems.

 Source: Esports Bar

Source: Esports Bar

AN OVERVIEW OF ESPORTS IN EUROPE

FEATURING AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT FOUR OF EUROPE’S MOST VIBRANT ESPORTS ECOSYSTEMS

Esports is entering a new phase toward becoming a mature market. The coming two years will be crucial in how fast it grows into a multi-billion-dollar business. The key determining factors are the success of local leagues and the franchising approach, the implementation of regulations, the arrival of new game formats and competition, the uptake of content rights sales, team profitability, and the impact of industry convergence involving traditional media, entertainment, telecom, and sports companies. Depending on how these factors play out in the coming year or two, esports’ growth could accelerate and reach $2.4 billion in 2020 in an optimistic scenario, almost $1 billion higher than the base scenario of $1.5 billion…

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