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Number of professional eSports players in Denmark 2006-2016

In the past years, the number of Danish professional eSports players steadily increased and reached 49 people per million inhabitants in 2016. In 2018, Denmark was one of the countries with the highest amount of active eSports competition players at 382.

What is eSports?

eSports is the direct competition between players using appropriate video and computer games on different devices and on digital platforms with defined rules. In Denmark, playing eSports is most common among younger people. According to a study conducted in the time period from 2014 to 2017, more than half of the active eSports gamers were in the age of 18 to 29 years.

The global eSports market

The value of the global eSports market amounted to roughly 865 million U.S. dollars in 2018. Additionally, it was forecasted to increase significantly, to nearly 1.8 billion U.S. dollars as of 2022. Similarly, the worldwide audience grew in recent years and is expected to reach over 600 million frequent and occasional viewers in 2022.

Number of professional eSports players in Denmark from 2006 to 2016, per million inhabitants

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Release date

May 2017



Survey time period

2006 to 2016

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