How the CGS Disaster Almost Destroyed Esports in NA

by Colten Gowan, Diego Bernal Gomez, Daniel Rosen Jun 13

Esports is growing rapidly these days. With new orgs popping up all over, major investment from huge, non-endemic sources and some companies allegedly asking for millions of dollars to buy into their franchised leagues, it’s easy to feel like we’re in a bubble.

One that’s about to pop. Once upon a time, esports was in a very similar position to the one it’s in now. Massive outside investment was driving up salaries and production costs and completely changed the industry.

And everything collapsed. But esports rebuilt from that mess, and I think we can learn a lot from the mistakes made back then.

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