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All You Need To Know About eSports

Submitted by solomon on Thu, 03/01/2018 - 18:34
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eSports are video games' equivalent to the Olympics and have millions of fans tuning in to various competitions and finals. With technology advancing, gaming is more popular than ever and this trend is not going to stop in the foreseeable future.

eSports in the Olympics?

Is this idea really far-fetched? The Olympics would generate more money and would also heighten the eSports platform. The IOC has been debating the topic and the President is not very supportive of the topic. What is your take on the topic?

Are eSports popular?

eSports have grown immensely in the last 10 years, with famous games like Call of Duty, League of Legends, and Dota being the decade’s best games. Many competitions have boasted millions of viewers already with audiences to reach 600 million by 2020. The revenue from eSports is expected to increase to £1 bn by 2020.

How are eSports broadcast?

For the past few years, YouTube and Twitch have been the host of the majority of eSports. This is quickly changing as eSports is growing and now many television channels broadcast live games. For example, BBC Three has shown the rapidly improving game Rocket League and it looks like many other channels will follow.

Life for a gamer?

Gamers have to train around 10 hours a day and rarely have any time to socialise and exercise. This is a hazard and one the cons of eSports. 

By Benhur