2 decades after the initial eSports tournament, there have been a lot of improvements. These tournaments attract large audiences almost identical to the traditional sports. Giants from the business world such as Nissan and Coke are offering sponsorships. The numbers show increasing popularity and that eSports is growing considerably with each day. Research firm Newzoo revealed around 205 million people who viewed or participated in an eSports tournament in 2014. While most of these crowds were from Asia, there was […]
Category: What is Esports
The name comes from Electronic Sports, which means that all the tournaments happen in virtual space. The history of esports started right at the moment when people got the opportunity to compete each other within the same computer game. Spectacularity is one of the most important things in any sport, but in esports it means graphics and liveliness of the process. The next important aspect is that the result should be based not on somebody’s luck or some occasion, but mostly on personal and team gaming skills. There are several genres of such video games: MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) – the most popular to view and participate, MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game), FPS (First Person Shooter), RTS (Real Time Strategy), MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game), etc.
Esports tournaments become more and more popular and spectacular, while prize pools can reach as much as several million dollars.