E-sports Viewership Grew Online Gaming during Coronavirus Lockdown Sports Events Affected News Updates | Viewership of e-sports grew by 37% from the previous quarter, with 8 million people logging in daily

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Several NBA stars, including Kevin Durant and Luka Donkich, have started participating in the 'NBA 2K2020' league for charity.  - Dainik Bhaskar

Several NBA stars, including Kevin Durant and Luka Donkich, have started participating in the ‘NBA 2K2020’ league for charity.

Sports activities are closed in almost all countries of the world due to Coronavirus. In such a situation, e-sports i.e. online gaming is continuously increasing. The players are away from the playing field but are showing their flair on the virtual field. Apart from the players of e-sports, players of other sports are also joining it. On Saturday, England cricketer Ben Stokes took part in a Formula 1 e-sports race with Formula 1 racers Charles Leclerc and Alex Albon. Last month, Leclerc and Albon also attended the Virtual Grand Prix. It was seen by thousands of people. According to Spanish video game analytics company Stream Hetchat, viewership for e-sports increased by 37% in this quarter (January, February, March) compared to the previous quarter (October, November, December). The viewership of every tournament has increased so much. Many players are also raising charity through online gaming. At the same time, many broadcasters are showing e-sports events.

This is the best time for the e-sports calendar
According to a report by US-based telecommunications company Verizon, there was a 75% increase in the activity of video games in the first week of Quarantine in March. At the same time, live streaming platforms YouTube Gaming and Twitch saw a 10% increase in viewership. According to the League of Legends Championship Series, North America’s largest e-sports tournament, there are 8 million logins for online gaming worldwide every day. This is the best time for the e-sports calendar.

9 lakh people watched i-racing on TV last week
“The online gaming industry is growing right now,” said Mike Rufel, CEO of Envy Gaming Company. NV Gaming is the 8th most valuable e-sports organization in the world. NASCAR, a car racing event in the US, also started the i-racing online league. It was seen by more than 9 lakh people on TV. It was the most viewed e-sports event.

The Army, Air Force and Navy have their own e-sports teams in the US
The US Navy recently created an e-sports team named ‘Goats and Glory’. The US Army and Air Force already have teams. “The e-sports industry is a multi-billion dollar industry with great potential,” says Captain Matt Smoke Boren, Chief Marketing Officer, Navy Recruiting Command. At the same time, many NBA stars including Kevin Durant and Luka Donkich have started participating in the ‘NBA 2K2020’ league for charity. The telecast of this league is also happening. NFL has also started playing online.

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