From the background into the limelight eSports Venues – Status quo & outlook on a strategic growth area

eSports polarizes. And at the same time, eSports is pushing more and more into the middle of society and out of the basement and kid`s rooms onto the biggest stages of the world. Reason enough to take an objective and systematic look at home of electronic sports – eSports Venues.

The eSports market is booming worldwide – even in Europe!

Almost every day we read new success stories about increasing numbers of gamers and eSports enthusiasts, big brands entering the market as sponsors or investors, growing media coverage and new platforms as well as even more and even bigger eSports events.

But what about the real estate infrastructure to give this mega-trend a suitable home in the long term? What kind of real estate does eSports need for its various events, which requirements do the various event types have for the event location and what are major challenges and opportunities for the future?

Our white paper is dedicated to these questions – with objective figures and practical best cases, expert opinions from various stakeholders in eSports and a holistic picture of a diverse market.

You can download the white paper as well as a short version here.

About the authors

CSIGHT is a strategic management consultancy in the sports and entertainment business with a focus on innovation and growth topics such as esports, Smart Stadium, virtual advertising, investor support as well as target group-specific marketing concepts and strategic sponsoring planning. The advice is always independent and individual, based on real insights gained through many years of practical senior management experience in the international sports business. CSIGHT follows the consulting approach of achieving the project goals of its partners under the aspect of economic efficiency and realising sustainable competitive advantages.

CSIGHT GmbH, Große Bäckerstr. 10, 20095 Hamburg, info@csight.com

The leading European consulting, planning and project management enterprise, Drees & Sommer has supported private and public clients and investors for almost 50 years in all aspects of real estate and infrastructure – both analog and digital. The company’s 3,700employees in 43 locations around the world work in interdisciplinary teams to provide support for clients from a wide variety of sectors. All the services provided by the partner-run company take into consideration both economic and ecological concerns. Drees & Sommer calls this holistic approach ‘the blue way’.

The Sports & Entertainment team takes a holistic approach to putting sports projects on track for success: The industry experts share their customers’ enthusiasm. But at the same time, they approach the projects with objective detachment, providing rational arguments and substantiated results.

Drees & Sommer GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Straße 1, 20459 Hamburg, sports@dreso.com


Together, Drees & Sommer and CSIGHT support organizations from the eSports and gaming industry as well as companies from the real estate industry in evaluation, design, implementation and operation of real estate with eSports or gaming use. With our customers, we prepare the spatial basis for the outstanding performance of eSports professionals as well as amateur and leisure gamers. In the end, in addition to unforgettable live experiences for the fans of electronic competition, we ensure an economically successful eSports Venue.

Your contact for succesful esports projects

Tristan Schmedes, Drees & Sommer, +49 40 514944-0, tristan.schmedes@dreso.com

Dr. Nicolas Gaede, CSIGHT, +49 40 703836-44, gaede@csight.com

Photo Credits: Copyright: ESL – Helena Kristiansson