How 2018 changed esports: The year that made franchising dreams a reality

by Dimitri Pascaluta, Christian Pearson, Daniel Rosen Dec 20 2018

If 2017 was the year when the esports industry started to dream about how great franchising might be, 2018 was the year when that dream became a reality.

And while it’s definitely too early to tell whether teams who’ve bought spots in the Overwatch League and the NA LCS will see a return on their investment, it’s easy to see all of the ways that franchising has had a positive impact on esports throughout 2018.

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