Sports are the most loved fun activities around the world. Many people spend their free weekends watching sports or participating in sporting activities. Recent advancements in technology have now brought about the introduction of esports. This development has enabled players to participate in competitions from the comfort of their homes, provided they have a good internet connection.
Esports is a combination of the gaming industry and sports. That alone gives it an upper hand in development. Statistics show that esports may achieve a global viewership of more than 300 million by 2025, generating an annual revenue of around 1.8 billion Euros by then. Esports sponsors have also helped solidify its viewership.
The games currently give people an opportunity to be professional players. They also offer job opportunities to sports managers, data analysts, development engineers, programming experts, and coaches. What’s even better is the prizes winners are awarded at the end. For instance, the latest Dota 2 prize money was over 40 million euros.
Games availability is the main reason esports are very popular now. Players have access to hundreds of games. They can also stream other players’ matches. Esports game lovers also have the opportunity to place bets on teams and players participating in esports.
Countries That Recognize Esports
Some countries do not recognize esports as a sport, while others do to the point where they pay visas for their players. South Korea, South Africa, and China were the first few countries to accept esports as a sport. Nepal, the US, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Russia, and most recently, Ukraine joined the list.
Big Esports Tournaments
Esports have more than five great tournaments due to a large number of games available. Most of the major tournaments have rewards worth over one million euros. Some of the major tournaments are The International, Fortnite World Cup, Evolution Championship Series, FIFAe World Cup, Call of Duty League, Capcom Cup, and Intel Extreme Masters.