Video games have traditionally been associated with laziness, requiring someone to stay at home in a dark room when they could be doing more ‘productive’ things with their lives. How things have changed! The 2019 Fortnite World Championships attracted 40 million entrants chasing a US$30 million ($41 million) prize pool, with the finals televised in front of a live audience exceeding 23,000 people. This is only the tip of the iceberg. The days of video games being dominated by teenage boys and middle-aged men are long gone, replaced with one of the fastest-growing sectors in the global economy. If there has been one investing lesson from the 2000s thus far, it is the importance of identifying and being exposed to the most powerful economic trends; there is little doubt E-Gaming or E-Sports is one of them.
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