A team of esport athletes play on computers with focus to win the game.

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on sports, with many college and professional seasons being canceled or postponed. However, there is one category of sports that has seen a rise during the pandemic: eSports.

While many of the in-person events, such as the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational have been canceled, streams of eSports events are at an all time high. According to TwitchTracker, Twitch, a popular platform for streaming eSports, has seen an increase of approximately 30%.

So, we wanted to know what our followers thought about eSports – do you consider them true sports? Do you support and consume eSport content?

63.8‬% of respondents said they support eSports, so we’re likely to see more growth for support of the eSports industry moving forward.

Facebook Post: While the effects of COVID-19 have been negative to traditional sports, eSports have reported massive growth, with global revenues reaching over $1 Billion. This put it above Formula One and the UEFA Champions League. Have you helped contribute to this growth or have you taken a pass in what could be a massive revolution in competitive gaming?
 Poll Results: 75% for I support eSports,  25% for I've never watched eSports
75% for I support eSports, 25% for I’ve never watched eSports
Tweet: While the effects of COVID-19 have been negative to traditional sports, eSports have reported massive growth, with global revenues reaching over $1 Billion. This put it above Formula One and the UEFA Champions League. So, we want to know: Do you support eSports? Poll Results: 52.6% for I support eSports,  47.4% for I've never watched eSports
Twitter Poll Results: 52.6% for I support eSports, 47.4% for I’ve never watched eSports

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