This third-party research report from market analysts Ovum discusses the rise of esports as a professional sport and the opportunity for a new type of athlete and coach that relies on the network for success. Professional esports athletes can earn millions in prize money, and they, along with traditional professional athletes, turn to remote coaches to replace face-to-face training. These coaches rely on high resolution, uninterrupted video, and real-time analytics. This report discusses the growth and demand drivers of esports as a collegiate and professional sport, and how network providers must respond to growing demand for data-hungry media services.

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