Irvine Ranks High on 2019’s Best Cities for Gamers List
Monday, June 10, 2019
Gaming is serious business. Globally, it’s an over $130 billion industry. That’s unsurprising with the number of ways there are to enjoy video games in the present day, from consoles by Nintendo, PlayStation, and Microsoft to gaming PCs and mobile devices to simply watching others stream on a platform like Twitch or YouTube. And professional esports are projected to have more viewers in total than all professional sports leagues except the NFL by 2021.
According to the Pew Research Center, 72 percent of male Americans aged 18-29 play video games “often” or “sometimes,” as do 49 percent of female Americans ages 18-29. And pro gaming, or “esports,”...