London -- May 8, 2017 – InvestorsHub NewsWire -- Trafalgar Research Group initiates coverage of the emerging eSports sector, eSports is a massive and growing global phenomenon. According to market research firm Newzoo, more than half of American eSports fans are employed full time, 44 percent are parents and, perhaps most surprising, 38 percent are women. Just 28 percent are over the age of 35 of which is a major selling point to advertisers looking to reach the next generation of consumers. Coke and Nissan have joined Logitech and Red Bull as tournament sponsors.
The eSports athletes (gamers) are young, global, digital and increasingly diverse. The eSports athletes are headset-wearing, energy-drink-guzzling gamers. Top eSport tournaments now draw audiences that rival the biggest traditional sporting events; popular midweek live streams routinely attract more than 100,000 online viewers.
eSports will break a billion dollars in 2017 according to Business Insider. Competitive video -gaming - or eSports - is an $862 million dollar market, up 19% year-on-year and will surpass $1 billion dollars in 2017 according to SuperData Research. Sponsorships accounted for 74% of revenue, global audiences are also increasing as viewership is expected to reach 303 million by 2019. Asia remains the biggest market for eSports, valued at $328 million in 2016 with North America and Europe with markets valued at $275 million dollars and $269 million dollars respectfully.
Trafalgar Research has identified the following three companies for coverage:
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) as of January 2017, Activision is one of the largest third party video game publishers in the world and was also the top publisher for 2016 in the United States. Activision Blizzard Announces Better-Than-Expected and Record First-Quarter 2017 Financial Results. The biggest Call of Duty (an ATVI product) Competition of the year with $1.5 million at stake is coming to the Amway Center August 9 – 13.
“The CWL 2017 season is already shaping up to be the biggest one yet,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and general manager of Call of Duty, Activision. “The live events all over the world, including Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Paris and Sydney have been incredible, and the Global Pro League has already featured intense match ups with teams going after the big Stage 1 prize purses. So, the CWL Champs in August becomes even more fitting as the culmination of the best that Call of Duty eSports has to offer this year. We can’t wait for Orlando.” More -
LTS Nutraceuticals Inc. (OTCBB: LTSN) recently announced that their wholly owned subsidiary Natural Products Inc. has inked a deal with NutriData of California to develop a high energy supplement specific for gamers within the eSports sector. NutriData will also handle FDA Compliance for the finished product labeling. The staff of NutriData in conjunction with Natural products will develop the formula that will be original and exclusive to Natural Products. The supplement will focus on increasing focus, energy, faster reaction time, clearer thinking, endurance and will be sugar free with minimal calories. More -
American Leisure Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: AMLH) recently announced that the company will be working with The Engine for upcoming series developments, including a winning line-up of eSports content for sale and distribution to both traditional network television and digital platforms. In March the company finalized a merger with GG Media Network, a rising eSports media production company. Ems Find, Inc. (OTCBB: EMSF) will be changing the name of the Company to Paradigm Group, Inc. The company intends to file with FINRA for approval of the name change for trading purposes and a new trading symbol. Ems Find, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Paradigm Group, Inc. is an applications and software development company focused on the healthcare transportation sector. More -
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