Ireland’s Growing Prominence Within The Gaming Landscape

It’s no secret that the video gaming industry is one of the fastest growing sectors within the business world. With the advancement of the internet and the increasing abundance of smartphones, more and more people are turning to gaming in order to escape their reality for a few hours. In terms of Ireland and the country’s relationship with video gaming, the statistics also send out a very clear message – by 2022, the total market worth is set to increase by 5.4% to $203m and the same can also be said with regards to the mobile gaming industry. With this in mind, the country is starting to enjoy more and more screen time within the gaming arena and below are just a few examples of Ireland’s flourishing with the video gaming industry.


FIFA 19 has already proved to be especially popular in Ireland and the League of Ireland has once again featured in the game for the eleventh consecutive year. There’s no doubt in most people’s mind that the quality of the league is improving and this has been reflected by the ever-increasing ratings that players have received over the years. Unsurprisingly, the top players in the league are dominated by Cork City and Dundalk but, with the highest rated player (Damien Delaney – 69) pushing towards gold card status, more and more people appear to be waking up to the fact that the quality of the league is on the rise.


Source: EA SPORTS FIFA via Facebook

Online Casino

It’s fair to say that Ireland and online gambling has had somewhat of a chequered history. Nevertheless, some of the most competitive and varied online casino experiences on the internet are based in and around the country. Mr Green casino online, for example, offers users the chance to play on the go with a mobile app, as well as providing a desktop interface for those who prefer to game from home. In addition to this, the site has a plethora of immersive games such as Twin Spin and Gonzo’s Quest, which means that even the most hard to please gamer will be satisfied. 

Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar’s latest effort is currently the talk of the gaming world and, with a number of Irish NPCs (non-playable characters) in the game, the country is once again back on the gaming map. Of course, the game is historically accurate in this regard – between 1820 and 1860, Irish people constituted a large number of immigrants into the U.S., with many of them fleeing colonial persecution or simply searching for a better life for them and their families. A quick scouring of the internet will reveal that many hardcore gamers are enjoying their interactions with the NPCs and their fairly authentic sounding accents, and long may it continue.

Video Gaming Is Now Arguably More Important Than Ever

With almost all video games now offering gamers the option to go online, the video gaming industry is undoubtedly at the peak of its powers. With the world around us seemingly becoming more surreal at every turn, the need for us to escape is arguably greater than ever and so video games provide the welcome distractions that we so sorely crave. As long as Ireland keeps getting a mention, we’re more than happy to pop a disc in our console of choice and play until our heart’s content.

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