The Video Game Industry is Booming
The video game world continues to take huge steps in popularity and, without question, the industry is booming.
With the growing Esports world to the massive anticipation of upcoming releases, video games, computer games and any sort of online gaming has put the entire industry at unprecedented heights.
The League of Legends has become arguably one of the most popular computer games in the world, building an incredible fanbase in the process. The player base is extensive, with the amount of participants moving into the tens of millions every month. It’s brought the entire world together, with talented players from all over vying for the League of Legends World Championship.
Yahoo! and ESPN now have dedicated Esports pages on their websites to discuss new games and the various leagues that feature professional players. It’s garnered so much interest that TBS and Turner Studios have jumped into the Esports world and will debut “ELeague,” a competitive gaming tournament, on May 24. It will be live broadcasts featuring the game “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” for the inaugural 10-week contest that includes 15 teams and a $1.2 million prize pool.
That doesn’t even speak to unbelievable excitement for regular players regarding the releases of a number of upcoming video games, including Tom Clancy’s The Division, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and EA Sports’ UFC 2, and current new releases like Street Fighter 5 and Mortal Kombat XL. Tom Clancy’s The Division is set for release next week and is drawing some of the biggest pre-order sales in video game history. If nothing else, it truly speaks to the digital age that we live in.
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