The video games and cybersports industry has turned into a major sector with an annual turnover of approximately 140 billion dollars. That is almost the same as the income of the global film industry. Dozens of millions of people watch cybersport tournaments online. This abundant audience attracts brands and media companies. At the moment there are different cybersports resources. We decided to review some of them.
The pioneering eSports resource is twich. It emerged in 2011. Twich is a cybersports streaming platform. Twitch offers gamers the ability to stream their activity and let others watch in real-time. Since launching, Twitch has partnered with gaming companies like Blizzard Entertainment and Overwatch League to host worldwide gaming and esports events exclusive to the platform. As well, user can purchase a subscription for the service.
E TERRA JOURNAL is a cybersport OTT service created in 2019. It is a fundamentally new e-sports project: a thematic channel, a blog, broadcasts of tournaments and video recordings of competitions on one screen. Users may benefit from all the features of OTT enjoying favorite games.
Overwatch League is a eSports media launched by a game-developer, Blizzard Entertainment, dedicated to Blizzard’s flagman game – Overwatch League.
The resource offers competitions broadcast, reviews, and teams’ profiles. Also the user can look at standings, buy a ticket for a game and know about statistics.
CyberSport News is a media aimed for Russian audience. It contains news from popular resources: Cybersports.ru, Stopgame.ru, Igromania, IGN Russia, announcements, results and statistics of the largest tournaments, links to video and game broadcasts, interviews with players, and reviews of new video games.
GoodGame App is a convenient application for streamers and eSports fans: you can watch tournaments and championships broadcasts, online streams and support streamers with donations.
Strafe is a Sweden-born app. It offers cybersport fans streams from Twitch, Youtube Gaming, Azubu, Hitbox and broadcast of the largest tournaments as well as industry news.
Upcomer Esports is a “gaming hub” that provides cybersports news, VOD content, games life streams, some readable content and an option to discuss the match seen. The service covers several most popular games like Fortnite, Dota and CS:GO.
Multch is an app that allows user watch several streams simultaneously: service supports translations from twich, Goodgame, Youtube and Hitbox.
The main asset of cybersport industry is audience: so easy to join, so easy to participate.
Brands, advertisers, developers - all of them seek the opportunity to get into this boiling cauldron. Accoriding to Newzoo predictions cybersport industry will show 14% growth by 2021 and it won’t stop.