Expected global eSports audience numbers 2018-2023, by type

The eSports audience is expected to grow to 495 million individuals globally in 2020. eSports enthusiasts account for 223 million of this of this expected total audience, up 28.2 million year on year. The total audience is expected to continue growing with a compound annual growth rate between 2020 and 2023 of 10.4 percent to reach 646 million in 2023.

Number of eSports viewers worldwide from 2018 to 2023, by type

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April 2019



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The source adds the following information:"The Esports Enthusiast and Occasional Viewer ratios resulting from this consumer research are projected against the online population, using population, internet penetration, and urbanization metrics. The urban online population is an important driver of the number of potential esports viewers and an indicator of how much more structural growth a country or market can expect in the relevant population of potential eSports viewers."

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