Thanks to the Vancouver region’s proven track record in hosting international sporting events, talented community and committed fanbase, and attractiveness as a tourism destination, Vancouver and BC have all the foundational qualities to capitalize on this market trend.
VEC worked alongside industry to assess key opportunities and challenges in Vancouver and BC’s esports ecosystem. The result of a year of stakeholder engagement, research and analysis, the Vancouver Esports Strategy and its 11 recommendations are for policymakers, esports company founders, community organizers and investors to act on.
This report includes an overview of the global and local esports industry, including a summary analysis of leading hubs acting on esports initiatives and strategies. The report was developed to:
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If you are interested in being a part of or contributing to the next stage of this work, or if you have any questions or comments about the content of this report, VEC invites you to reach out to our team by sending a query through firstname.lastname@example.org.
The research and publication of this strategy was only possible through the generous contributions of time and insights by hundreds of esports industry leaders and business and community stakeholders.
VEC gratefully acknowledges the support and contributions of the project’s key partners: Western Economic Diversification Canada, TELUS, Vancouver Hotel Destination Association and Tourism Vancouver.