Globally, esports is a $1 billion industry with 500 million followers. Nearly $600 million of its revenue in 2020 came from sponsorships and only $50 million from selling merchandise and tickets to esports events. However, businesses around the world continue to construct facilities for esports and try to make them financially sustainable. Which ones already work in Ukraine:
?Ukrainian WePlay Esports arena – a 1,000 square-meters esports stadium tucked inside a historic building at Kyiv’s VDNG exhibition center.
? Windigo Arena – 1,100-square-meter in the center of Dnipro with 154 powerful computers and a massive screen to broadcast games.
? Zeus Arena in Kharkiv hosts tournaments and streams the games on Twitch, has a bar, a restaurant, and many playing areas for gamers.
? Dnipro Hotel in Kyiv, bought by esport entrepreneur and founder of Na’Vi Team Alexander Kokhanovskyy, will be the first hotel in Europe dedicated to esports.
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