NASCAR, the NBA, and NCAA hoops see a future in esports
Traditional sports have their eye on esports. Leagues like the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and NASCAR see esports as a path to generating younger viewership. We’ve seen traditional sports invest in esports teams, and now we are beginning to see professional teams/leagues and collegiate programs attempt to integrate esports elements into their own business models.
Integrations have ranged from fan experiences, to interactive contests, or simple ticket sales gimmicks designed to bring in a younger audience to aging sports. But just because a property or sport integrates esports doesn’t mean they are all doing it at the same level of success or with the same overall intention.
So, who’s doing it well and making it fit organically, and who is just looking to leverage esports to drive ticket sales? Find out here.