2018 Esports Survey Report

24 July 2018 Publication
Author(s): Mary K. Braza Jonathan L. Israel Kevin R. Schulz Michael J. Wall

As esports continues to break further into the mainstream, Foley & Lardner LLP and The Esports Observer surveyed more than 120 professionals to analyze the most pressing business and legal issues.

The survey revealed expectations of continued revenue growth and investment in esports, driven by a range of factors, including the growing involvement of traditional professional sports teams, leagues and figures; the rise of streaming deals involving major technology companies and TV networks; and the broadening of advertising and sponsorships. Industry participants also expressed concerns about a variety of risks to the maturing industry, including match fixing, cybersecurity and malware attacks, and intellectual property rights and licensing issues.

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