NOTE: This industry graphic has been updated.
We created the below industry landscape to showcase the multitude of verticals & companies that are shaping the future of esports & video gaming.
The Ecosystem’s Infrastructure
The industry landscape for video gaming and esports is vast and it can be easy to overlook the plethora of technologies, companies, and individuals who help make all of this possible (especially in the background).
Today, there are many technologies & service providers who are providing the infrastructure, “picks & shovels”, and utilities that will take the esports & video gaming industry to the next stage of growth.
Konvoy’s investment focus: “picks & shovels”
Here at Konvoy Ventures, we are focusing our investing efforts primarily on those “picks & shovels” who are building the infrastructure for the next chapter of video gaming and esports. Alongside the community as well as the game creators, these companies are helping to shape the ecosystem today and where we’re headed tomorrow.
We looked at the ways audiences are monetized, games are built, how the professional scene is developing, how data is being used, and more. The companies listed above are not only facilitating but also benefiting at varying levels (revenue, raising capital, or both) from this industry’s growth.
Also, here is a spreadsheet with the company names by category.
Note: This certainly is not an all-inclusive list, and many companies are not listed (often unintentionally), but we believe this gives a relatively fair overview of the industry today (especially for those who are non-endemic to the space). Also, the order in which the logos appear in each section are done at random.
Please feel free to highlight any companies that we may have excluded (unintentionally) and we’re happy to consider including in future updates to this same infographic.
A closer look at each section: