Competitive gaming is growing everyday, and with huge tournaments happening on a regular basis now it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on. The team over at Battlefy, who runs their own eSports platform, has just released statistics for all you number fans out there. Here are the highlights for the competeive gaming scene:
Tournaments 2011 – 2014
- Number of tournaments in North America:
- 2011: 8,809
- 2012: 18,686
- 2013: 33,636
- 2014 (est): 47,500
As you can see the scene is exploding and it’s time to start taking competitive gaming seriously. The fact that the champs of the recent Dota 2 tournament earned more than the winners of the Superbowl and World Cup is enough to turn everyone’s heads. Now, you may be sitting back in your chair, scratching your chain wondering what the games are everyone is playing. Well, here are the statistics:
League of Legends
Pokémon (Total franchise)
Call of Duty (Series)
Street Fighter (Series)
World of Tanks
Pretty interesting stuff. You can find out more here.
Battlefy is a Vancouver-based company developing an eSports management platform with the same name as the firm. The organization was co-founded by Jason Xu, a former eSports tournament organizer and competitive Starcraft player, in 2012.