This Market Analysis Perspective studies the Chinese esports industry development in 2017. Major platforms, including PC and mobile, are discussed. The situation of related esports tournaments and professional clubs is also evaluated. This report will investigate the characteristics of esports users in China as well as game trends in the near future. Finally, we predict the future of the domestic esports market and provide IDC's advice for technology suppliers.
In 2017, the China esports gaming market revenue reached CNY73.1 billion, with a 44.8% year-over-year (YoY) growth. The PC esports gaming market generated CNY38.4 billion revenue, with a YoY growth rate of 15.2%. Mobile esports gaming market generated CNY34.7 billion revenue, with a YoY growth rate of 102.2%.
In terms of esports platforms, PC esports gaming received steady increasing, whereas mobile esports gaming has seen a substantial increase thanks to popular products such as Honor of Kings.