Video games are more than just a pastime in the United States. Every year, gamers of the highest caliber compete in high stakes tournaments with multimillion dollar prizes awarded to the champions. In addition to the quantity and quality of professional players in the country, the eSports industry in the U.S. benefits from the number of spectators following pro gamers. Moreover, gaming associations and franchises compete against one another in internationally-recognized competitions watched by millions across the globe. In 2021, the United States had the highest number of active eSports competition players worldwide. Beyond active participation, the eSports market revenue in the United States amounted to approximately 243 million U.S. dollars in 2021, highlighting the significance of competitive gaming in the region.
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