Gaming researcher Newzoo tracked the demographics of esports, or video game competitions where players face off against each other in live venues. The company found that, in March 2014, 69% of respondents who frequently watched or participated in esports were male, compared with 31% who were female. The largest block of respondents in both genders was in the 21-to-35 age group, followed by the 36-to-50 group.
These demographic patterns are consistent with the types of fare that predominate in eSports competitions: first-person shooters, war simulation, immersive fantasy environments and sports.
Still, games such as Clash of Clans, Minecraft and Pokémon are extremely popular on gaming-oriented site Twitch and YouTube, and their audiences are somewhat more diverse than those of the first-person shooters and sports games that otherwise predominate on those platforms. Read the rest at eMarketer.