We rounded up over 70 eSports startups that are transforming the way games are created, data is collected, and content is shared.
Deals and funding to eSports startups are on track to reach record numbers this year. On a quarterly basis, Q2’17 was the most active quarter for eSports deals, reaching 35 investments worth $873M. Within the space, new eSports companies continue to make new streaming, marketing, analytics, and development offerings.
Using CB Insights data, we identified 70+ private companies in the eSports industry that have raised disclosed equity funding in the past 24 months. We then categorized each startup into one of 12 major operational categories, from broadcasting & streaming to fantasy sports & gambling.
We define eSports broadly to include software and hardware companies developing technologies related to competitive gaming facilitated by electronic systems, particularly video games played on computers or consoles by professional gamers. These technologies range from the development of competitive games to those providing coverage of eSports tournaments, among others.
This market map is not meant to be exhaustive of companies in the space. Categories are not mutually exclusive.
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