The rise of online gaming during the COVID 19 pandemic has caused many investors to flood to that market. While this may be good news to the gaming market as a whole, for those investors unfamiliar with the world of gaming, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. It is not uncommon for these investors to be driven by the numbers and not the product they are investing in.
Therefore, it is crucial to understand how the gaming industry works before investing money into properties. According to experts, if you’re looking into investing in the gaming market, there are various things that one needs to be aware of before sinking your money in.
Esports is one aspect that will confuse many investors. Most often, people who are not a part of the gaming culture and gaming, in general, will find it hard to place esports into this category. The difference between video games and esports is that while all games played in esports are video games, not all video games are meant for esports. Anyone can play video games but esports is mostly played by professional gamers.
Just like how everyone can drive a car but not everyone is a race car driver. Just like racing is left to professional racers, esports is left to professional gamers. Once investors grasp this concept then it will help them differentiate between investing in something that is already well established as opposed to one that is still in its growing stages.
It is important that while esports has received increased visibility during the pandemic, that does not always translate to returns all the time. That’s because the esports scene is quite niche and caters to only a selected number of gamers, i.e. the professionals. Ideally, investors should look towards investing in gaming companies that will cater to the global population and not just a part of it.
It should also be noted that the current trends also put esports as one of the fastest-growing industries in the gaming space, but it is a high-risk investment with a lot of things that still need to be straightened out. Until then, investors need to keep themselves informed and avoid making decisions solely based on numbers.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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