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Esports Predictions for 2022

The world of esports is booming. As it attracts more and more corporate sponsorship, esports’ star is in the ascendant. Fabien Senlanne, CTO of Sogeti France, offers his predictions for esports in 2022.

Esports is a global phenomenon. It has become a highly lucrative sector, generating more money than music and movies combined. In 2020, it is reported that more than 46 million people globally tuned in to watch an epic esports showdown between South Korea and China in the Grand Finals of the League of Legends World Championships. While most esports today is based on classical video games, there is a change underway that I believe will happen quickly, as described in my first prediction.

Sogeti’s involvement in esports

You may be wondering why the CTO of Sogeti in France is writing a blog about esports. The truth is that gaming has always been part of life at Sogeti. We believe it brings value at several levels, from giving colleagues a vehicle to enjoy and meet each other, to ensuring we’re where we need to be to attract the best digital talent. Esports is also a useful aid in skills development, such as cybersecurity. For example, ‘capture the flag’ competitions encourage ethical hackers to test and hone their skills. At Sogeti, we launched our Cyber E-scape game back in 2019, challenging ethical hackers, crypto experts, malware analysts and more to a breakout game. Coding competitions too encourage coders to take on various challenges that can extend their skills. Plus, I admit I have a passion for esports!

 

Esports

Esports has grown from a $691 million valuation to a potential worth of $1.9 billion by 2026. Why? The players, the games, the fans. Esports is a monumental sporting endeavour, and Sogeti is proud to be part of the ongoing competitive gaming story.

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Esports

Esports has grown from a $691 million valuation to a potential worth of $1.9 billion by 2026. Why? The players, the games, the fans. Esports is a monumental sporting endeavour, and Sogeti is proud to be part of the ongoing competitive gaming story.

Find out more

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Fabien Senlanne
Fabien Senlanne
CTO of Sogeti France
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