Will South Africa ever join the esports arena?

Esports is experiencing a golden age right now. With a total global audience of half a billion viewers, it has far evolved from its early days of casual LAN gaming. The business side is worth nearly $2 billion, with annual growth expected to exceed 11%.

Much of that growth is coming from two major markets at the moment, India and China. With a population of over 1 billion apiece and growing internet connectivity, esports is exploding in popularity in both countries.

Meanwhile, many experts are also casting eyes on Africa. The continent as a whole is comparable to India/China, with 1.2 billion people and increasing internet and mobile connectivity. And at the apex of it is the small but growing African esports scene in South Africa.

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