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ESports Evolution

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E-Sports have gained popularity over the recent years due to the competitiveness and the futuristic technology they leverage. But eSports evolution has been around for as long as video gaming.

Competitive gaming used to be a reserve for teenage boys, but right now, it has grown into an industry that will surpass $1.5 billion by 2023. To better understand the market, we have prepared this eSports Evolution write-up. We look at the industry from the fingers to the front and center. Read on to understand the esports evolution roadmap.

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What is eSports?

ESports is a blanket term for organized competitive video games. Electronic sports, as it is called in full, combine first-person shooter games such as Call of Duty, RPG games such as League of Legends, and sports games such as FIFA. 

Today, e-Sports attract a massive following, and Betway TZ and other major brands are seizing the opportunity by organizing tournaments and employing players to market their games. The result is a win-win for the seller and the player. 

The Origin of eSports

Is it the egg or the bird? Many seem not to agree on the proposed origin of birds; let’s not even mention humankind. In eSports, too, we have the same conundrum. Some claim eSports started at a Stanford organized video game competition in 1971. The competitors battled in the Spacewar game, and the prize was a one-year subscription to the Rolling Stone magazine. 

Others claim the first major eSports competition was the Atari 1981 organized competition. The proponents may be right since Atari paved the way for more tournaments that have shaped electronic sports into what it is today.

There is also the South Korean theory of electronic sports. What’s certain is that e-Sports go hand in hand with video games. The industry has morphed repeatedly into the eSports we enjoy today with all the fancy gadgets.

The Ugly StepChild to the Star Quarterback

ESports has attempted to go mainstream and break away from the veil of regular gaming. Today eSports generate 9% of the total gaming revenue for gaming companies. The rise has been gradual, from five-person chat boxes and gaming lounges to multi-million Discord and Twitch communities. 

A famous streamer on Twitch called “Ninja” earns (drumroll, please) a whopping $1 million per month untaxed. Technology has played a crucial role in determining the industry’s trajectory. You would expect improved gaming consoles and better displays to be the drivers if sorts rise to stardom. But they are not.

Social media rules the roost for eSports accelerants into mainstream gaming. Twitter and Discord communities form the make-or-break committee of a game. Remember Fall Guys and Among Us. Social media propelled the game to worldwide status, attracting millions of players. 

ESports relies on social media to popularize the events. Recognizable events earn a spot on Betway and other reputable betting sites, increasing gaming revenue. The paradigm shift is leaning towards watching rather than playing. It may be wise to acquaint yourself with both the spectator and player perspectives.

Outlook

If you want to participate directly in e-Sports, you can start training in Fortnite, Dota 2, PUBG, and League of Legends, which have frequent eSports competitions. However, if you are not the gaming type, you can still enjoy them on Betway, where the fun never stops. Wager on your favorite players and enjoy the game. 

ESports is here to stay, and we are lucky to be on the precipice of a game-changer in the gaming industry.