Why would they? Stadiums are still packed, shirts and merch are still being sold and people still pay for the TV channels. Really no need to reduce it further because there's no lower class gold mine ready to pounce just because price got a little bit lower. Poor people already watch football.
Only way traditional income channels in football will go down is if a big economic crisis will come in which case luxury spending declines the fastest as people will be more concerned with basic and elementary expenses. But even then football will always draw a lot of money simply because it is great entertainment, and people always need a distraction even in bad times.
But this doesn't affect oil clubs or sugardaddy clubs much, because the rich don't experience recession as others. Most even get richer.
Esports is when you watch others play video games? Can't fathom what would have to happen to me to pay for the experience. Or sit through it, regardless of the price.
Now you write the same post as me?
KL is getting suspicious!
Top gamers makes millions and the gaming industry is just growing massively man.
There is training camps for them, with trainers, physios and the whole package, and this have been the case for years (know that because one of my friends was the marketing managers in middle east for blizzards)
Even sport clubs, including Barca, are recognizing it and making their own teams.
Most of those who watch those games play it religiously, I mean how many video games you play addictlike in comparison to your young nephew/cousin?
Gaming in general is competing with real sports and it is winning too, entertainments in general is competing against each other and the ones growing will sooner be taking the cut from someone else.
There was a video who put it perfectly, our attention is currency and they are basically competing for it. Sports is on decline with younger generation, gaming, streaming is on the rise
Ofcourse the gaming industry is prospering immensely and the money in it has grown into stunning figures already but I don't see how it'll go global as a spectacle which people look forward to in a way they look forward to a UCL or a FIFA WC.....