The video game had a turnover of 1,795 million euros in 2021, with an audience of more than 18 million users in Spain. For years the sector has been in growth. It is not only an entertainment option, but it has been transforming and approaching other sectors. Currently there are a large number of applications that have technologies used in video games. For example, virtual reality, design, 2D and 3D art, software, tourism, etc. Having this multidisciplinary nature, it also has a great social impact both in the economy and in the labor market.
Within the video game sector we highlight the eSports which had 34 million revenues in Spain with a 49% penetration of the sector. Spain ranks third among European countries with the highest penetration rate of eSports.
The number of video game competitions in Spain has also grown. According to data from the Spanish Video Game Association (AEVI), there are currently a total of four national professional leagues (Superliga Orange from League of Legends or from CSGO and Clash Royal, as well as R6 Spain Nationals from Rainbow Six Siege). Also other similar ones of an international nature such as the Dreamhack Valencia or the Challenger Series of PS4 tournaments.
Companies require more specialized technical profiles
This economic growth means that companies also require more specialized technical profiles and that, in turn, the Universities and Centers continue to bet on offering university and professional training programs that adjust to the demands of the labor market.
According to the same data from the Annual Government Report. Only at present there are more than 90 degrees and postgraduate courses related to videogames in public and private universities throughout Spain, which means that it seeks to promote the fit with the world of work.
Faced with this demand for profiles, Spain also has the challenge of being able to attract foreign talent from the sector to promote it as an international benchmark. Consequently. There are also access routes so that both the foreign audiovisual student and the experienced professional can enter the Spanish labor market in a more agile and rapid way than in previous years through the obtaining work permits necessary.
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