For the last few years, I have been on my soapbox talking about the importance of esports and gaming culture. “Who wants to watch other people play games?” or “Just go outside and play a real sport.” You have to see the bigger picture of how this all fits together. Twitch, Fortnite, TikTok, Content Creators, it is all the new entertainment. It’s not just Gen Z and kids either. This is the new normal.
With gaming and Netflix viewership exploding during the pandemic this makes a lot of sense. Also, Netflix has tapped video game IP like “The Witcher” to create content. What I am interested to see is if they try to compete with the likes of Twitch and YouTube. Allowing live streamers and content creators on Netflix could be amazing.