eSports is an explosive and billion-dollar thriving worldwide industry where skilled video gamers play competitively. In the same way that traditional sports have competitions in baseball, basketball, and football, esports encompasses competitions across a variety of video games. Contrary to common perception, esports is not simply a phenomenon occurring in the basements of unemployed twentysomethings; the industry is real and growing globally.
What are eSports?
eSports, another way to say “electronic games,” changes internet gaming into a passive activity and popular. The experience is like watching an expert game. It mimics the experience of watching a professional sporting event, except instead of watching a physical event, spectators watch video gamers compete against each other.
1. eSports refers to a relatively new class of spectator entertainment involving all genres of video gaming.
2. The genre sprung up in the 1990s but gained prominence in the late 2010s.
3. eSports today is a multi-billion dollar industry with hundreds of millions of fans worldwide.
What is the main purpose of eSports?
eSports can boost strategic thinking, teamwork, communication, leadership, performance skills and confidence building in an individual.
Global awareness of eSports is growing, and fast. In 2019, global awareness of eSports was 1.8 billion, and that number is only rising. In 2021, the global eSports industry was valued at more than 1 billion US Dollars. That’s a nearly 50% increase from the year before in 2020