Traditional Sports Losing Ground to Digital Competition

Traditional Sports Losing Ground to Digital Competition

Fans of e-sports report spending less time watching games such as football, baseball

By
Sarah E. Needleman
Oct. 13, 2016 5:03 p.m. ET

The rising popularity of competitive videogaming, or e-sports, is chipping away at viewership of traditional sports, a new study shows.

About 76% of e-sports fans say they are spending less time watching games such as football and baseball because they are tuned into videogame competitions instead, according to research firm Newzoo BV.

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