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eSports to become the “Biggest Sport in the World” according to Logitech CEO

Tags: Bracken Darrell, Counter-strike, DOTA, eSports, Logitech, Street Fighter, Tekken
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by "T".
During an interview on US TV channel CNBC, Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell has predicted that eSports shall become the biggest sport in the world. Also, he said that the inclusion of the Olympics in eSports is "inevitable". Darrell said that the company is in talks with the International Olympic Committee regarding when and how eSports could be introduced in the worldwide sporting event. He said,[...]   Read more » eSports to become the “Biggest Sport in the World” according to Logitech CEO

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  14-Aug-18, 13:34   #1
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Mober 
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I believe they are right.
As the time goes, more and more people are getting glued to a screen, or a monitor.
Be it a tv, tablet, phone etc.
Kids have become so addicted to this, that you see so many parents here, trying to unhook,'their kids, to no avail.
And of course these kind of games, are targeting people from young ages.
The younger they are, the easier it is to hook them.

     
  14-Aug-18, 14:59   #2
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CALICUL 
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I do not know if the NFL and the Super Bowl will ever compete with footbal in Europe or South America. A lot of money is spent with these sports in America but for they is something ordinary. They love these sports and the Europeans less. About this series Tekken looks interesting and 50.000 dolars is big money to attract new players

     
  14-Aug-18, 15:01   #3
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pochui 

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I don't know, to be this is just crazy bullsh1t to be honest, e-sport, wtf? sure maybe I am an oldie who has no clue what is happening in the so called modern world etc., but I am not placing a bet on e-sport, unless it's a freebet of some sort

     
  14-Aug-18, 15:05   #4
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Mysik86 

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I know that the esports is developing quickly, but the quote about the biggest sport is overrated.

Let's compare some facts:
gaming shall become the biggest sector of media and entertainment with annual sales reaching up to US$145 billion.

Please, don't mess sales of games to the esport! It's like compare sales of oil to the automotive market...

worldwide monthly audience for eSports shall reach 167 million, and it will grow by 276 million come year 2022

Super Bowl - and it's single event bring more than 160 million viewers every year.
Final Match of the FIFA World Cup bring over 550 millions! And it takes 90 minutes only, not whole month Smile
And more, the esport is not spreaded acroos whole Earth. Did you know any famous esport player from Africa? Or India? Or Brazil? And tell about famous football player - you may tell many names easily.

The esport don't have big sponsors, like Coca-Cola, Nike, McDonald's, automotive, etc. And without that and without bigger prizepools it can't reach Top1 of the biggest sports in the world.
circuit that includes the Eleague Major, a contest with a $1 million prize pool

$1 million? Funny Big Smile Only Premier League from UK is worth more than $5 billion Smile



And of course, last but not least, once again
gaming shall become the biggest sector of media and entertainment with annual sales reaching up to US$145 billion.

And guess what is capable for more than 43% of this share? Yes, mobile games on tablets, and smartpones which aren't connected in any way to the esport Blink

Edited by Mysik86 (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 15:10 GMT)


     
  14-Aug-18, 18:03   #5
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erru9107 
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Somehow I'm not in the least bit surprised about this. E Sports has been on the rise for the plast few years and attracted more and more players and spectators. With all the money being put intro it as prize as well there's no wonder it's gained in popularity.

     
  14-Aug-18, 20:17   #6
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shokaku 

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So the CEO of a company, that produces a lot of equipment for e-sports, predicts that e-sports will be the biggest thing since sliced bread. Not really a surprise. Its like asking guys from Adidas or Nike about football.

     
  15-Aug-18, 01:48   #7
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bowie1984 

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Posted by shokaku:
So the CEO of a company, that produces a lot of equipment for e-sports, predicts that e-sports will be the biggest thing since sliced bread.

Yeah, this is why these kinda statements needs to ne handled carefully. Honestly Fortnite is popular but the majority of people could not care less about it even within the gamer community. So this e-sports takeover is lightyears away, especially with the soccer world cup watching statistics we saw this summer.

     
  15-Aug-18, 06:52   #8
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Gerimantas 
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I am old guy, do maybe this is because i not understand this esports and betting on this. I like to place some bets but only on sports i like to watch something like basketball or football, but not e sports

     
  15-Aug-18, 07:37   #9
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doubletop777 
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I have no doubt that esports will become one of the biggest sports in the world. I recently watched the esports fifa world championships on t.v. and, to my surprise, thoroughly enjoyed it

     
  15-Aug-18, 11:58   #10
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pajalnick 

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this is just a prediction .... in the world there are many sports events that are not at all covered by this corporation .. this corporation is certainly very large and of course it has a lot of money ..... but ..... if this happens sometime then not at the same time ..... my opinion

     
  15-Aug-18, 14:18   #11
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Mober 
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You can say it is a prediction. One not far from the truth.
If it is a game that it is online, then it can be profitable.
Have you never seen tournaments with video games?
And some of them have big prizes.Check them out on youtube, there are plenty of them...

     
  15-Aug-18, 15:43   #12
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Mysik86 

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Posted by Mober:
Have you never seen tournaments with video games?
And some of them have big prizes.Check them out on youtube, there are plenty of them...

We don't deny, that esport is profitable for some people, and there are many tournaments. But calling it "biggest sport in the world" is like dream of drunk sailor Smile I doubt, that esport beat the most popular sports in the world: soccer, football, basketball, hockey, etc. It's impossible.

     
  15-Aug-18, 16:48   #13
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Mober 
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It will become much bigger yes i agree, but biggest, yea, probably not.
Plus i do not consider this as a "Sport".

     
  15-Aug-18, 19:26   #14
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T3ddyKGB 

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e-sport...*rolleyes*. calling something "sport" when some couchpotatos hitting some buttons is ridiculous. the olympic games lost their spirit long ago, after they introduced more and more such kind of wannabe sports like golf. the old greece would laugh about us...



     
  15-Aug-18, 23:04   #15
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Haymore277 

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That would be pretty awesome if eSports could be introduced worldwide but why soccer ain't part of the games that are popular?

     
  16-Aug-18, 15:07   #16
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bowie1984 

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These things (soccer world cup, summer olympics, super bowl etc.) popular because the majority of people who watches it are not playing either soccer nor an olympic sport let alone american football, but they watching it despite not participating. Now show me somebody who watches e-sport but not having an X-Box or PS4 at home. This fact alone limits their potential outreach.

     
  16-Aug-18, 15:21   #17
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Mober 
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The games from the organized tournaments, are ones that can be played in a pc also.
So you may say that not everyone has ps or xbox, but what about a laptop or a pc.
Gaming industry is a huge one, and keeps gaining ground by the time.
The more that every one connects to the net, the more it will grow.

     
  16-Aug-18, 20:46   #18
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Gerimantas 
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I not think it is biggest sport in the world in any time really, it is no sport to me, it is something more like fantasy, or maybe he is just want to make some saying to create more news about his business.

     
  17-Aug-18, 19:30   #19
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bowie1984 

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Posted by Mober:
Gaming industry is a huge one, and keeps gaining ground by the time.
The more that every one connects to the net, the more it will grow.

Gaming industry is big but even if you play Clash of Clans you probably not watching others playing it too. There is no real incentive to do it as opposed to rooting 4 a team in the World Cup or the Super Bowl.

     
  17-Aug-18, 21:41   #20
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Gerimantas 
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Yes i too think it is situation like bowie say, i personally not wwnt to watch people's play some computer game and this is call esport, i not think it is interesting to watch people play computer games, yiu have more fun to ppay yourself, not liie real sport liie football or basketball

     
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