Introduction to Esports

Sun 15th Sep 2019 - 4:48am General

Welcome to the exhilarating world of online Esports, where anything is possible and usually does happen! Enter into gaming cyberspace that will challenge, entertain and surprise you! Esports has transformed into a billion-dollar beast that supports thousands of gaming teams and players, all competing for the chance to go pro, reach the big time and win real money. Monolithic gaming organisations, game publishers, sponsors and event organisers all come together to create immersive competitions that run constantly around the world. Regularly, competition prize pools soar into the millions. Gamers battle against each other in teams or as individuals, testing the very limits of their skill, to try and come out on top and take home the bacon. They even have their own gaming houses where they play, sometimes over 12 hours a day, living the high life with their friends and teammates. Professional Esports players can even earn a living from people watching them stream games live, over the internet.

There are heaps of gaming titles to choose from and gaming organisations to support in the Esports scene. Many of these games are free to play, instant gaming brands, that can be in the genre of first-person shooters, massively multiplayer online, fighting, strategy and more. The amount of players that interact with the Esports space is huge, in the hundreds of millions. Though, a smaller percentage of these casual gamers become interested in actually playing the games competitively, as an Esport. It takes a lot of practice, commitment, discipline and dedication to be able to play Esports on any level now, as the industry is exploding and most younger people are interested. The viewership numbers of Esports is where it gets really scary, as we see these numbers surpassing other traditional sports titles and growing every year.

One of the coolest things about the Esports industry is all the different ways you can get involved and participate. You don’t have to be a player to get fulfilment, make a difference and be recognised, with many people being attracted to the entrepreneurial and imaginative substructures that help to build the industry. Creating new and dynamic platforms for Esports enthusiasts to access and enjoy. These niches can include things like game design, web design, event management or starting your own Esports business and gaming organisation. Some people like to be lifted up by others and be recognised on the big stage, others like lifting people up, to learn the skills needed to achieve their dreams. Rest assured that if you are into gaming, there will be a place for you in the Esports industry. Helping you to develop as a person, professional and player.

In a few short decades, Esports has dramatically changed the way we perceive online gaming, as a sport and even as an engaging, online, wagering experience. Emerging technology is another exiting way Esports is changing and growing with the times, with the announcement of new Esports AR titles to hit the market soon. It certainly will be interesting to see how Esports develops, but it’s safe to say that it will be more popular than any single sport and may even surpass traditional sports entirely.

So, where do you fit into the Esports scene? Time to step up and take the challenge! Esports changes you as a person, for the better, even building life skills that can make you a stronger professional in general. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain by engaging with Esports. So, get inspired, get good and you might even end up being paid, real dollars, just for having fun, gaming and becoming a star.



Joshua Forbes

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