The Big Business of Esports – Yahoo Finance

The Big Business of Esports – Yahoo Finance

Naz Aletaha of Riot Games Discusses the Popularity of Esports, the Recent Partnership with Verizon, and What’s Next for the Industry

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Esports have burst into the mainstream in recent years, transforming from a vibrant niche to a central form of entertainment around the world. Last year, there were more than 1.2 billion hours of esports consumed, with audience numbers expected to double by the year 2023. Sponsors have taken notice. Verizon’s recent sponsorship deal with Riot Games, maker of popular game League of Legends, is just another indication that esports is here to stay. Recently, Naz Aletaha, Head of Global Esports Partnerships & Business Development at Riot Games, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the rise of Riot Games’ esports titles globally.

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/pKnRoHYSYCo

Naz Aletaha of Riot Games Discusses the Popularity of Esports, the Recent Partnership with Verizon, and What’s Next for the Industry

Riot Games announced that two of its biggest esports events of the year will take place back-to-back this May in Reykjavík, Iceland. Additionally, as Riot Games continues to expand its esports footprint, the company has expanded its partnership with Verizon as the Official 5G Partner, supporting both LoL Esports Global Events and VALORANT Esports.

This partnership just serves as the latest iteration of Verizon’s consistent support of Riot’s esports business. Since 2020, Verizon has been the Official 5G wireless network
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