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TECH SUPPLIER Jun 2019 - Market Note - Doc # US44694919

eSports at the Crossroads: Is Valve Right or Is Activision Blizzard and Tencent/Riot Games Right?

By: Lewis WardResearch Director, Gaming and VR/AR


This IDC Market Note assesses the state of esports and places it into the context of the broader rise of video gameplay viewing behavior worldwide. It also contrasts where Valve stands, relative to Dota 2 in particular, with where Activision-Blizzard stands with Overwatch and where Riot Games (and Tencent) stands relative to League of Legends, from an esports angle.


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Tencent Holdings Limited, Riot Games Inc., Valve Corp., Activision Blizzard, Inc., Epic Games, Inc.

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Online gaming


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