The eSports boom is only heating up. In fact, type “eSports” into Google, and you’ll be met with hundreds of articles on the story from all over the world. Colleges have established varsity eSports teams, such as Miami University, Boise State, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, and several more.
In addition, according to the National Association of Collegiate eSports, as noted by Greenville News, “195 colleges and universities nationwide offer eSports scholarships.” On top of that, a Nevada lawmaker is drafting a bill to create an eSports regulatory body. Nevada Sen. Ben Kiechefer says that such regulation could provide “greater stability and security” for the industry and could entice sports leagues to host competitions in Las Vegas.
In short, the excitement around eSports is booming. No wonder the industry is expected to rapidly grow to $2.3 billion by 2022, according to Game Industry.