10 Jan E-SPORT GROWING IN ALL REGIONS AND TURKEY
Every year, E-sport tournaments are spreading whole around world and increasing its attention. Last news from Malmö, Dreamhack. In 2016, their tournament budget was 1.000.000$ and they announced Dreamhack Masters and prize is 250.000$. DreamHack Business Development Director Tomas Lyckedal said “we are extremely proud to introduce DreamHack Masters in Malmö, to offer both Swedish and Danish fans the first dedicated stadium experience for CS:GO”. But of course its not bounded with Swedish and Danish fans, all around world, including Turkey, gamers will follow this big tournament in April 12 – 17.
2015 had seen the biggest E-sports activities in history, with over 300 million peopele watched League of Legends World Championships and Dota 2 International reward was also a record like 18.000.000$. But another game is rising up nowadays and its Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Like Dreamhack, ESL and American media giant Turner announced their leagues, tournaments and their prizes, over 1.000.000$ each. Also the other actors are preparing their own challenges like Call of Duty, Smite, Hearthstone, Heroes of The Storm and Starcraft II.
Last news from TV giant ESPN, they have announced that in 2016, they will start E-sport streams. Last week, ESPN opened ESPN_Esports official Twitter account and started to share esport news daily. theyIt seems 2016, E-sport arenas will be more rich and competitive. Gaming industry bypassed Film industry in world and E-sport is coming after Football and threatening. In Turkey, League of Legends also preparing tournaments for E-sport teams and rewarding biggest pool but the other actors have plans for 2016 too.