The esports industry has been growing steadily for the past couple of decades due to the rise in the popularity of online multiplayer games. In addition, universities saw that many students are interested in competitive gaming. This led to the introduction of varsity esports programs and the construction of esports arenas and facilities within campuses.
Considering the world of video games can be played by a couple of people huddled around an Atari a few decades ago, it's pretty unreal to think people are now hosting esports arena events with hundreds of people in attendance. It's true, though.
With a lot of growth and a vast amount of money on the line, esports offers a bright future for gamers and competitive video game enthusiasts.