More Than A Game: The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Turned Esports Into An Economy Of Its Own (Techdirt)

Techdirt: More Than A Game: The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Turned Esports Into An Economy Of Its Own. “One of the dangers when we talk about esports and its rapid growth, particularly during this pandemic, is that those not in the know can see this as hobbyists touting their own hobby. It’s understandable to some degree, what with this industry being both in its infancy stage and growing exponentially in speed. Still, while we’ve had several posts lately focusing on how esports is happily filling the void of traditional live sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is worth remembering that this isn’t just a hobby any longer. It’s an economy in and of itself.”