The esports phenomenon came to life vividly for Jason Siegel when he took his son Ryder, accompanied by his youth league baseball teammates, to an NBA2K tournament at The Fortress on the Full Sail University campus last summer… Read Full Article
With 74 million visitors in 2022, Central Florida is the world's leading vacation destination. It's home to numerous theme parks including Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando along with diverse attractions catering to visitors of all ages and interests. In addition to its enviable year-round climate, Central Florida boasts two international airports, high-quality resorts and hotels, dozens of world-class venues, beautiful beaches, stunning golf courses, exceptional shopping, delectable dining and exciting nightlife.
Over the last few years, the media, entertainment and gaming industry has seen considerable changes. Post-pandemic, with hybrid and remote working now the norm for many, consumers are spending more time at home, which has influenced their media, entertainment and gaming consumption.
Gaming boomed during the pandemic, giving people a way to be both entertained and connected and continues to have a strong foothold in the media mix in terms of weekly reach. YouGov's 2023 Gaming & Esports report shows that about a third of the global population (31%) engages in playing video games on a weekly basis. On average, global viewers spend 4.8 hours per week watching video game content.
The esports community continues to grow, and according to NewZoo's 2023 statistics, the global games market will generage $187.7 billion in 2023, representing +2.6% year-over-year growth despite challenging macroeconomic factors. The number of players worldwide will reach 3.38 billion in 2023, +6.3% year-over-year.
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ORLANDO IS POSITIONING ITSELF TO BE THE ESPORTS & GAMING DESTINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.
December 14, 2019
2019 Hearthstone Collegiate Championship Fall Finals at the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress
August 24, 2019
Red Bull Conquest at the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress
July 30, 2019
MLS All-Star Week eMLS Challenge at Ace Café Orlando
July 5-7, 2019
Halo Outpost: Discovery at Orange County Convention Center
June 13-15, 2019
NBA 2K The Ticket at the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress
August 9-13, 2017
Call of Duty World League Championships at Amway Center
The Greater Orlando region has set aside tourist development tax funds to be used to attract sports events to the region. The goal of the funds is to foster economic development as well as bringing events to the region for the enjoyment of the citizens.
Addition Financial Arena
City of Orlando
Defy eSports Bar
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Full Sail University
Greater Orlando Sports Commission
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando City Soccer Club
Orlando Economic Partnership
Osceola Heritage Park/SMG
Special Olympics Florida
Universal Orlando Resort
University of Central Florida