The Growing World of Esports
Esports, also known as competitive gaming, is revolutionizing how consumers watch, follow and engage with video games. The Guide to Esports is a comprehensive, global competitive gaming primer supported by video game trade associations across the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The Guide outlines the state of esports play for a broad range of stakeholders, including publishers, developers, tournament organizers, teams, players and fans. The Guide also outlines economic growth, demographics, job creation, educational and social opportunities, and more.
Principles of Esports Engagement
As detailed in the report, in 2019, IGEA and its international counterparts released guiding principles for esports as part of the industry’s ongoing efforts to promote a safe, fair, and welcoming esports environment. Those principles address safety and wellness, integrity and fair play, respect and inclusivity, and positive and enriching gameplay. Those principles can be found here. Beyond these principles, the industry also takes additional steps to create a welcoming environment and fight disruptive behavior, including: community standards, reporting tools, filtering software, automatic and human moderation, and parental controls.