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North American eSports a Failing Business According to Streamer Who Spent $1 Million on a Team

The North American esports business is in dire straits, according to streamers who spend $1 million on their teams.

according to reports PC gamerstreamer Jeremy Wang (better known as Disguised Toast) was released video We outline why the esports industry is one of the worst industries you can enter.

Wang founded a Valorant team called DSG in January, then added a League of Legends team to the roster. Five months later, Wang was told he would lose $1 million within his first year, double what he had originally expected.

“If you look at the esports organizations in North America, they are all either bankrupt or going bankrupt, and I mean all of them.”

Wang said there was little prospect of profit from the team. “[My accountant] I sent all these red numbers to this spreadsheet and made a note in the earnings section [that] “Blocked,” he explained. “I asked him, ‘Why did you block me?’ He said, ‘It’s not blocked, it’s just nothing.’ “

Wang said it wasn’t just his team’s problem. “If you look at the esports organizations in North America, they’re all either bankrupt or going bankrupt, and I mean all of them,” he said.

“Some organizations will try to cover up and say, ‘Hey, we’re still okay, we look good, everything’s fine here.’ We are losing a lot of money.Many people are being laid off.No organization is safe at the moment.”

Wang said companies are no longer interested in sponsoring esports teams because no exposure deals have materialized. “Brands are afraid of esports because they invested millions of dollars in esports and didn’t get big returns,” he said.

Wang joked that he’ll rely on Patreon and quality merchandise to dig himself into the $1 million hole the team is currently in, but he may make a video in the next few months about spending $2 million. saying.

For more esports coverage, check out IGN’s coverage of League of Legends Worlds 2022 and our favorite moments from the entire playoffs.

Ryan Dinsdale is a freelance reporter for IGN. He will talk about witchers all day long.

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