MAP Esports Network Inc.'s, Esports-Futuri™ Commentary on the Future of Esports

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MAP Esports' Esports-Futuri™ magazine reviews Shelter-in-Place restrictions impact on esports industry growth trends

Esports was growing before COVID19. The absence of live, pro and collegiate sports on traditional television networks is positively impacting the world of esports. ESPN, NBA, NBC, FOX and others are looking at esports to keep their audiences. MAPEsports believes amateur and professional video game play can and will be appealing to a massive global audience of people who can watch and learn from pros as they compete in front of TV audiences. Viewers will then try to improve their own game play — something that isn't possible for most traditional pro sports fans. This is a game changer in sports.

The world's shelter-in-place policies has increased the awareness and growth of esports. The question yet to be answered: Is it sustainable? Will esports growth continue to accelerate, decline or moderate post COVID19? "We believe it will moderate and continue to grow but at a higher rate than before the Pandemic of 2020. Esports industry insiders, primarily millennial, Generation Z and their supporters have been fueling this growth. We will now be able to add baby boomers and multi-generational segments of the population to the power behind esports' growth" says Jacob R. Miles III, CEO of MAP Esports Network and Publisher of Esports-Futuri™ magazine.

To date, eSports has been the California Gold Rush of sports. It has been lacking organization, structure, and varied revenue streams. As more people get exposed to esports new ideas, structures, ways to monetize it will emerge.

MAP Esports Network will be there to support, celebrate, inform and promote the esports industry and its participants. “If its About Esports…It Matters to Us!™. Our brands are Esports-Futuri™ “The Future of Esports”, which includes magazines, events, a podcast network, gaming and video programs on a streaming network of over 20 channels. Esports PowerPlayers League™ is a non-human killing, non-game specific esports, league that also features robotics and coding. It has 15 conferences with teams available for franchising to play in 4 United States regions as well as Asian and European regions.

About MAP Esports Network Inc.,
MAP Esports Network is a Grapevine, Texas based corporation, an esports media, events & marketing services company with an integrated network of branded multimedia platforms, intellectual properties, publications, content, products and events to inform, celebrate, connect, support & promote the esports industry while helping disadvantaged communities participate in esports, robotics & coding via STEM and STEAM based initiatives.

About Esports
As defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, a sport is “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” Esports are as much a sport as any other, and at the highest levels takes intense training and focus. Professional esports teams train for 6-8 hours a day, they have coaches, trainers, and nutritionists on staff, players receive base salaries, like any pro sports league. In the U.S., there are many high schools and an estimated 70 colleges that have varsity esports teams, and esports are under discussion for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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