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Esports on track to becoming a billion dollar industry by 2019

The League of Legends spring finals filled the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas April 16 and 17. Provided by Riot Games

Accounting firm PwC unveiled the results of a new esports poll on Tuesday, which detailed the continued rise of the video game space as a booming business.

PwC said it found that the average esports viewer watches 19 days a year, with the hardcore esports fan watching games being played an average of 32 days a year.

Of those who have watched an esports competition, 12 percent said they have watched live, 24 percent on a tablet, 32 percent on TV and 57 percent on desktop or laptop.

Not surprisingly, the polling found that the age demographic that is most familiar with esports is the 18- to 24-year-old age group, with 34 percent saying they were aware of what esports is. In the 25 to 34-year-old demographic, 25 percent said they were aware of esports.

Market tracking firm NewZoo predicted that the global esports business would be worth $463 million in 2016, up 43 percent from last year. By 2019, the industry is expected to cross the $1 billion mark.

You can read PwC's full report here.