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esports, fantasy sports, COVID-19


Fantasy sports and esports are relatively recent phenomena that are growing in popularity and their importance in today's society. Per their nature, they are also tightly connected with sports. In this chapter, the authors present these two phenomena and explain their importance in today's sports industry. Furthermore, the chapter analyzes fantasy sports and esports consumption patterns and discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic affected them. To conclude, the chapter suggests the possible implications for fantasy sports and esports in the future.


This is the author accepted manuscript version of Chapter 10, Fantasy sports and esports: Is unconventional becoming conventional? A case analysis in the book:

Faganel, A., Riznar, I., & Baruca, A. (Eds.). (2021). Impacts and implications for the sports industry in the post-covid-19 era (Advances in business strategy and competitive advantage book series). Business Science Reference, an imprint of IGI Global.