Industry Overview

Our Youth Esports Franchise Is Poised for Explosive Growth

If you’re considering joining the youth esports industry, now is the time to take action. Competitive video gaming is becoming more mainstream and global brands, investors, consumers, and media outlets are all now paying attention. According to estimates from Insider Intelligence, there will be nearly 30 million monthly esports viewers in the United States this year. This means there is a tremendous opportunity for our youth esports franchise.

A Growing Interest Among Kids

Investment in esports is exploding as it enters the mainstream, and one of the drivers of this explosion is the social component of online gaming. Streaming platforms like YouTube Gaming and Twitch are directly connecting fans and players. Another reason for this shift in interest can be attributed to the increased attention of mainstream celebrities like Drake and Michael Jordan.

Gaming is the top interest of boys ages 8 through 15, beating hobbies like listening to music or watching TV shows and movies. It is the second highest interest among 8 - 11-year-olds.

  • 93% of boys aged 8-11 have played a video game in the last month

  • 79% of girls aged 12-15 have played a video game in the last month

  • 71% of gamers aged 8-15 say they play video games most days or every day (GWI, 2021)

Since 2018, when the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) first recognized esports as an official sport, more than 8,600 high schools have started video-gaming teams.

Last year, more than $16 million in esports scholarships were awarded by U.S. colleges, helping to fuel the explosive growth of high school teams.

    An Industry on the Rise

    According to Newzoo, the esports industry was valued at over $1 billion in 2021, which is an almost 50% increase from the previous year. Our industry is now on track to reach nearly $1.8 billion in revenue this year.

    Some additional stats from Newzoo:

    • Gaming live-streaming audiences grew 11.7% from 2019 to 2020
    • The global gaming live-streaming audience is projected to exceed 830 million by 2024
    • Esports revenues are projected to show a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.1% from 2019 to 2024

    If you are ready to join our youth esports franchise and help us capitalize on this incredible opportunity, take some time to explore our site and learn more about our opportunity.

    Current Gaming Culture Issues

    XP League is more than just a place for kids to play games. Our esports franchise provides a supportive environment and a safe space for children to learn important life skills - and have fun in the process. As shown above, gaming is popular with both boys and girls alike. Yet when left on their own, they don’t have access to the tools and support they need. A large percentage of kids that are gaming are doing so unsupervised. This can lead to the following:

    • A toxic environment where they may feel isolated, bullied, and alone
    • Disconnection from their peers
    • Difficulty transitioning from one level to the next
    • Difficulty with losing or being defeated

    The XP League Solution

    Our esports franchise alleviates the above issues and ensures children have a safe space where they can have fun and learn important lessons.

    Here’s our proven solution:

    • Create a team-based esports league, modeled after traditional recreational youth sports leagues
    • Create value and legitimacy in the sport by recognizing it as such, and creating a structure around the athlete
    • Introduce Certified Coach-led curriculum and coaching for teams
    • Incorporate Health and Wellness practices and education as a staple
    • Educate parents to the benefits of team-based gaming. Encourage them to participate, creating an opportunity for inclusion
    • Create opportunities for athletes to remain on recreational teams or level up to more competitive teams for future esports opportunities
    • Mark desired behavior

    Parents appreciate our structured, safe environment where gamers are taught fair play, the importance of hard work and preparation, and how to compete responsibly, emphasizing inclusion and diversity.

    Gamers love the opportunity to compete locally and nationally alongside their peers in the activity they feel most passionate about while experiencing the beneļ¬ts of traditional coaching, teamwork, and competition.

    As an XP League franchise owner, you’ll take the lead role in bringing all of this to gamers and their families in your community. Learn more about Our Games and why we are one of the best franchises to own.

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