The pandemic has negatively impacted many industries and the sports industry was, unfortunately, part of it. When the pandemic broke in March of last year, many major sports events had to be either canceled or postponed. For a few months, people just didn’t have much to see from the sports scene and punters didn’t have a lot to wager on.
With how big the esports tournament is getting, people are just really starting to see how fun and competitive these could be. Many people watch traditional sports for competition and this is also something that esports could give them.