The Consumer Technology Association is projecting that the global audience for esports will hit 519 million people in 2024. The US and Europe are expected to see the largest growth over the period with a 129% increase in US viewership and 78% for France, Germany, and the UK.
Coming on the heels of the successful launch of their new MMO, New World, Amazon’s CEO anticipates that games could become Amazon’s largest entertainment business, outpacing their music and video content. According to SteamDB, New World saw a peak concurrent player count of over 900,000 during launch week.
Jagex is bringing attention to World Mental Health Day on October 10th with in-game events and a charity bundle. Players can visit NPC representatives from three of Jagex’s charity partners in Runescape for the next two weeks to solve puzzles and get free loot.