Games have become an essential part of society. In 2015, there are indeed many people who play games. Research has shown that there are approximately 1.2 million gamers in the world, of which 700 million play online games (Spil Games, 2013). This last group is again divided into players who like to play competitions. In this new sport or eSports, the best players in the world compete against each other. When you win as a team, you can win large sums of money. But what does eSports mean?
The man plays for centuries like games. Checkers, chess and so on. But gaming became popular around the year 1966 with the arrival of arcade games like “Mario,” “Pong” or “Space Invaders”. The popularity of gaming continued to grow and became the first league game ever held at Stanford University in California in 1972. During this competition, the game “Spacewar” was played in which students compete for shots in a fight between two spaceships. The first prize was then still a small price, namely a subscription to the magazine Rolling Stone. In 1980, the first major tournament was held by Atari with as many as 10,000 participants. eSports then began to rise and eSports still gaining popularity in 2015.
Explanation for eSports
eSports has gradually become the phenomenon it is today. This is partly due to the advent of the Internet in the 90s no longer gamers did not have anywhere to play against each other because now they could compete at home behind the PC or console gamers from all over the world. Millions of players united in so-called ‘clans’. There was a huge market which focused mainly on online competition.
Most eSports are so often played over the Internet, but also on the main events. eSports stands for Electronic Sports and has become a separate branch in the gaming. Briefly, means gaming in the competition. These are professional gamers who compete against each other, for example, to tackle the grand prize in a tournament or simply to pursue a career game. When a team wins the game, they usually go with a large sum of money home. However, it is a fierce competition where only the best and fastest players win the game. Continue reading