Growth of gaming and esports in KSA
October 12th, 2022, Deeksha Raina

Growth of gaming and esports in KSA

Gaming and esports have seen dramatic growth in KSA in recent years, driven by a rapidly expanding fan base and significant investment from the government and industry to build and develop world-class facilities, infrastructure, and events. The country’s Communications and Information Technology Commission forecasts that the national gaming market will grow by 250% over the next eight years, meaning that by 2030, the sector’s contribution to the gross domestic product will have multiplied 50 times.

YouGov data shows that 29% of KSA residents are interested in esports, which is significantly higher than in the USA (11%), Japan (8%), Germany (8%), and the UK (4%).

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  • KSA esports follower profile
  • Top followed games for esports: KSA vs other markets
  • Attitudes towards esports and reasons for participation
  • Esports venues — what matters most to fans?

The report combines living data from YouGov Profiles, Global Fan Profiles and YouGov RealTime via YouGov’s proprietary panel in Saudi Arabia.

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