Sport is defined as a competitive physical activity which involves organised participation of individuals. Teams showcase and enhance their physical and mental abilities. In the current age of digitalisation, there exists a virtual world of everything. Understandably, not everyone has the ability to go out and compete in physical sports. But that does not limit their attraction towards games. Definitely, everyone craves for the proud feeling that comes after a good-fought victory. And the virtual world provides the same opportunity to everyone, literally on the fingertips. Esports is the virtual brand of the physical sporting world, which in fact is more versatile and open in terms of opportunities and scale of entertainment. To put it simply, Esports or electronic sports are video games, between multiple players or teams.
The video gaming world has grown largely since its inception in the early 1970s. From just amateurs playing cool video games for fun to professional esports subculture in international tournaments with a viewership of more than 454 million and revenues over US$1 billion, Esports has indeed become bigger than just video. Let us get into a bit detail of different tournaments and cultures which are at rising in the Esports.
The most popular Esports genre are first-person shooter (FPS), multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), battle royale games, digital collectable card games, fighting, and real-time strategy (RTS). Dota 2, League of Legends, and Smite are popular MOBA titles and games such as Counter-Strike and Call of Duty are FPS titles. There are many such tournaments and championships organised around the world for players to compete at the highest level. Prize money is often provided by the developers but can also come from sponsorships and endorsements.
Some organisers like League of Legends Champions Korea offer guaranteed salaries for players. Besides this, many players prefer online streaming too. This is because of marginal higher profits in some cases and independence. The International tournament prize money for the winners are as high as US$10 million. But weaker teams lack financial stability and usually break up after failing.[…]
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