According to statistics gathered by Business Insider, esports will surpass more than $1 billion in revenue in 2019. By 2022, that number is expected to nearly double. Online viewership and participation in esports, at nearly 450 million people worldwide this year, is expected to grow to almost 700 million in the next three years, meaning almost one in 10 people on the entire planet will either watch or play an esport. As the esports workforce grows, so do questions about labor rights. Joey Illuzzi ’21, an economics and policy studies major, conducted research on this topic, as he explains in this video.

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