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Esports media rights set for 12-fold growth by 2024 as fans fork out

Esports is approaching the end of a glorious Northern Hemisphere summer that has seen it register a big rise in public consciousness after several high-profile events that gained much greater general media traction than ever before. This was a good time then for our research arm Rethink TV to publish a comprehensive report and forecast assessing future prospects diced by geography and revenue category with a nod to demographic changes in the field. The headlines are that global esports revenues will rise five times between 2018 and 2014 to reach $5.1 billion, while media rights – of greatest interest to video service providers – will be the biggest gainer up 12 times at $1.63 billion by then. The revenue will…

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