eSports Statistics

Last Updated on: August 20th, 2023

eSports Statistics and Facts

Here is a collection of some of the most interesting eSports statistics and fun facts I have stumbled across in my internet travels. These posts cover eSports leagues, games and the industry as a whole.

Stat posts here are edited and updated almost daily, so be sure to check back often!

eSports Statistics and Fun Facts:

Earliest know organized video game competition:


Estimated number of eSports fans:

443.1 million

Last updated 8/21/19

Estimated number of millennials that view eSports:

157 million millennials

Last updated 8/18/17

Percentage of eSports fans that only follow one game:


Last updated 8/21/19

Total global eSport market size:

$1.8 billion

Last updated 3/14/17

Percentage of eSports revenue that comes from ads and sponsorships:


Last updated 7/22/17

Largest Market for eSports:


Last updated 7/22/17

Number of eSports viewers in the US:

31 million

Last updated 5/24/18

Number of eSports viewers in the China:

68 million

Last updated 5/24/18

Projected size the eSports market in China is expected to grow to by 2020:

RMB 2.11 billion ($3 billion)

Last updated 4/14/19

Number of jobs in the eSports market in China:


Last updated 4/14/19

eSports revenue (annual):

Projected US online eSPorts ad revenue for 2019:

$178.1 million

Last updated 3/16/19

Projected eSports revenue by 2021:

$3.5 billion

Last updated 3/14/17

Percentage of total eSports viewers that are between the ages of 21 and 35:


Last updated 8/18/17

Most valuable eSports team in the world:


Last updated 1/20/19

Amount of time spent watching the 4 biggest Western eSports events in 2018:

190.1 million hours

Number of movie theaters Super League Gaming works with:


Last updated 5/8/19

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