“Esports can only grow if people are more aware”

IT’S clear to see that esports is becoming more and more popular.

Nowhere can this be seen more than in the growth of professional esports teams, including London Esports, founded by Alfie Wright.

The team emerged victorious at the ESL Premiership CS:GO [Counter Strike: Global Offensive] in the winter tournament and is looking to repeat the feat in the spring series.

He said: “If you look at the numbers of people watching live esports, it can reach numbers like four football stadiums.

“Ten years ago, that would have been unthinkable, so imagine the power it will have in 20 years’ time.”

With his belief that esports will one day overtake the popularity, engagement rate and variety of physical sport, Alfie has staked his claim in this ever-growing online world.

He said: “People need to be educated better.

Those who see esports as a negative thing don’t see the potential in it and they don’t understand it properly.

“Once people start accepting esports more and more, things will get better.”

To read this article in full, as well as more excellent content, visit this link to the South West Londoner’s February sports online magazine:

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