Gaming has long been treated as the odd one out in sports and entertainment. The general perception of gaming in our society is lagging far behind its immense popularity and significant impact.
Over the last several years, gaming has moved closer and closer to the center of the global entertainment ecosystem. It has become intertwined with sports, music, movies and television. It’s a daily pastime for billions of people around the world, and some say it has eclipsed music as the most important aspect of youth culture. You might be surprised to learn that gaming is the No. 1 entertainment activity for Gen Z by a wide margin, according to research from Deloitte Insights. Movies and TV? Only 10 percent of Gen Z respondents selected movies and TV as their favorite entertainment, according to that same report.