In my younger days, mobile gaming meant having a handheld version of your home console; the game gear, the game boy, etc.. you know, those old stalwarts. Then phones got cool enough to have downloadable games like Angry Birds and Flappy Bird to keep us company on our commutes.
Then, sometime in 2012, true mobile games came out that were monitized, offering in-app/in-game purchases and online game play. Then, shit got real. All of a sudden, there were legit tournaments, kids getting addicted and popular Twitch streams.
Now, these guys are billionaires. Who’d have guessed?