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Sports Chapel

Jesus Loves Gamers

eSports should be a mission field for churches


Esports (also known as electronic sports, e-sports, eSports, or competitive/professional [video] gaming) is a form of competition using video games.[1] Most commonly, esports takes the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professionalplayers. Although organized online and offline competitions have long been a part of video game culture, these were largely between amateurs until the late 2000s, when participation by professional gamers and spectatorship in these events through live streaming saw a large surge in popularity.[2][3] By the 2010s, esports was a significant factor in the video game industry, with many game developers actively designing toward a professional esports subculture. (SORCE - WIKIPEDIA)


By 2019, it is estimated that 427 million people worldwide will be watching some form of esports.[4] The increasing availability of online streaming media platforms, particularly, YouTube and, has become central to the growth and promotion of esports competitions.[3] Demographically, Major League Gaming has reported viewership that is approximately 85% male and 15% female, with a majority of viewers between the ages of 18 and 34.[5] Despite this, several female personalities within esports are hopeful about the increasing presence of female gamers.[6][7] South Korea has several established esports organizations, which have licensed pro gamers since the year 2000. Recognition of esports competitions outside of South Korea has come somewhat slower. Along with South Korea, most competitions take place in Europe, North America and China. Despite its large video game market, esports in Japan is relatively underdeveloped, and this has been attributed largely to its broad anti-gambling laws which prohibit paid professional gaming tournaments. (SOURCE-WIKIPEDIA)

esports mission

We see this as a massive missions opportunity without an agenda other than sharing with the gaming community that Jesus loves gamers.