Speaker: James Fraser Murison
The e-sports industry is worth over 130 billion dollars, with a viewing audience of over 223 million e-sports viewers per month and the top prize money in 2019 for an e-sports competition was 3 million dollars, which is higher than the Wimbledon tennis championship. The e-sports industry generates over 100 different types of jobs, in addition to the actual e-sports competitors whilst the industry also generates more money than both the film and music industry combined here in the UK. E-sports is now a major UK and worldwide industry and the various jobs in this e-sports industry will be considered. James Fraser-Murison is Director of Learning, Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke, who helped create the first-ever BTEC in e-sports.