Who is involved in Esports these days?
Gaming evolved from a casual pastime to a regulated professional sport starting in the 1990s. Tens of millions of people watch tournaments live, and competitive professional gaming, often known as Esports, is currently a rapidly growing $1 billion industry. They may possibly make their Olympic debut in the near future.
The Esports sector is a modern-day gold rush, with tremendous development every year. Gamers like competition. They aspire to excellence. Winning is at the heart of what playing video games is all about, dating back to 1972 when the winner of the first Esports competition got a year's membership to Rolling Stone magazine. Today, prize pools can reach tens of millions of dollars. Esports has grown a lot in the past few decades.
Who is involved in Esports these days?
Video games have ingrained themselves into our daily lives. There are so many different genres and forms, and they are all so easily available. You can play on practically any device, including your phone, tablet, and television. You can play by yourself or with friends, online or offline, and you can even watch other players in action.
What sort of individuals is hence more likely to be gamers?
We need to understand that Esports provides a wide variety of opportunities for everyone. the good part about Esports and what makes it distinct from traditional sports is that age is just a number when it comes to Esports. Unlike traditional sports, you don't need to be of a particular age or fulfill some criteria to be a part of some game. In Esports, all you need is passion and skills for your interest.
Let us take a look at some interesting demographics related to gaming which will give us an idea about the age group of people involved in gaming.
1. There will be 3.32 billion people playing video games by 2024.
In comparison to 2020 and 2021, respectively, that amount will be 0.51 and 0.36 billion higher. Between 2020 and 2024, there will be an estimated 6% growth on average per year.
There is no doubt that the popularity of video games is growing. Since 2015, when there were just 1.99 billion gamers, it has been increasing.
2. 38% of US gamers are aged between 18 and 34.
21% of gamers in the US are under the age of 18, while 26% are between the ages of 34 and 54.
In addition, figures from the video game industry reveal that 64% of US adults and 70% of those under the age of 18 play video games on a regular basis.
3. The average gamer is 34 years old, owns a house, and has children.
If you were to estimate that the average age of gamers is 34, would you have been honest?
However, there is a distinction between males and women. The average age of female gamers is 36. The most active demographic of female gamers are between the ages of 18 and 35, which accounts for 13% of all gamers.
The average male gamer is 34 years old, at the same time. Boys under the age of 18 make up 17% of the most active age groups in gaming.
4. 72% of gamers are 18 or older.
Furthermore, 29% of gamers are in the 18 to 35 age range, which suggests that they play the most.
The number of folks over 35 who genuinely play video games is astounding. In 2018, 43% of gamers belonged to that category. 20% of the total population fell into the 36–49 age bracket, while 23% were 50 or older.
These stats prove that there is no specified age group that plays Esports. It's a matter of interest and skills. Now let us also take a look at different categories of gamers.
Different Categories of Gamers
When we talk about the category of gamers, It generally means Mobile gamers or PC Gamers. Let us take one more look at some stats that differentiate gamers in both categories.
Last year, PC gaming accounted for 23% of market revenue, while mobile gaming accounted for 46%. For 2021, it has been projected that mobile gaming will account for 52% global gaming market share, and the PC market share will drop to 20%.
No matter where you turn, smartphone games are everywhere. Digital channels, TV, newspapers, magazines, billboards, and even transit media all feature advertisements for mobile games. The fact that mobile games allow for playtime while on the go is the only explanation for the fast increase in popularity of mobile gaming. Additionally, as of last year, there were more than 3.5 billion smartphone users worldwide.
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