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$1.49bn: Playing and watching of esports to soar
Annual global revenues from esports are set to explode by 2020, with 200%-plus growth predicted by analysts. This is down to increasing numbers of people not only playing, but also tuning in to watch. The League of Legends World Championship is the world’s biggest esports tournament with prize money topping $2m in 2016. Staggeringly, 43m people watched the finals, according to researchers at Newzoo. AIM-quoted Gfinity (GFIN:AIM) is one way to invest – it promotes esports events. (SF)