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What to expect for Esports in 2022

Daily Game, Aug. 10, 2021

August 10, 2021

What to expect for Esports in 2022

During the height of the pandemic, Mark Deppe, director of the University of California Irvine Esports, spoke with Aaron Orlowski of UCI about where eSports were headed and what to expect next year and beyond. “COVID-19 has been both a challenge and a boon for esports. More people are playing video games and watching online content than ever before. The UCI teams have been able to compete in collegiate tournaments from home. With that said, all major live events were canceled …. think the sizzle of esports that comes with major live events is missing, but the community and broader ecosystem are thriving.”