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What is Esports | An Overview of the Industry

Well, yes, in this digitalized world, online gaming has become a thing. Esports is a booming industry in India and has become a billion dollar industry. 

Esports is a competitive and organized video gaming where people from all over the world join online. Just like any other offline sports, it is a serious online gaming experience where athletes make money by winning tournaments or competitions and then later on, advertising new emerging games through influencer marketing, preferably, youtube or Instagram. 

Spectators from all over the world love to attend these online tournaments and watch their favorite gamers play in real-time. And, this is how popular players and online games build their fandoms generating revenue for the player as well as the organizers of the tournament. And, not to forget, game developing companies earn loads of money through Esports. 

eSports has seen a massive rise int he recent years and it reflects the market’s vast potential as well as the increasing global interest in digital competition. There are millions of viewers that tune in to witness these games and now, professional eSports events have become a major draw. This growth highlights the importance of the entertainment industry.

In eSports, gaming is extremely competitive and indeed more than just playing the game. eSports is all about being well-organized and performing multiplayer environments that provide a fair platform for all participants. The goal in eSports is all about reaching the highest level of performance.

Yes, it is true that it is a billion dollar industry and it is drastically making a huge impact on Indian revenue. Let’s look at an overview of the Industry and learn more about Esports: 

What is Esports?

Have you been to a cricket match? If not, you might have seen a match on your television. 

Esports is similar to any other traditional sports but the only difference is that these sports are held online. And thousands of spectators from all over the world join to see their favorite play. There are options where the spectators can show their support to the players as well as cheer for them. So, all in all, you attend the match online where you get the similar experience as you will be getting while attending a match in a real stadium. 

Esports is referred to as ‘Electronic Sports’ and it is pretty much clear with the name that it is a video gaming sports arena, only more professional as compared to casual online gaming. 

Does Call of Duty, Overwatch and Counter-Strike ring a bell? I know you must be playing the game for fun but the pro gamers know the game inside out, just like Virat Kohli knows cricket. 

History of Esports

The origin of Esports can be traced back to the early 1970s when home consoles started gaining popularity. Space Invaders, the first nationwide competition, was held in 1980 drew and it saw around 10,000 participants. And after a year, gamers lapped it up as they competed in in the first Donkey Kong tournament.

Which Video Games Qualify as Esports?

The main video game that can qualify as esports include multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), first-person shooter (FPS), fighting games, card games, battle royales, and real-time strategy (RTS) games.

How to Earn Money by playing esports?

To succeed and warn money in esports, it is very important to hone your skills in your chosen game and then look for excellence. You need to establish a strong personal brand across social media and streaming platforms that can help attract sponsors and fans. You can also connect with esports organizations, fellow players, as well as influencers to increase your visibility and present different opportunities to explore the esports ecosystem. 

At the same time, you can also take advantage of the different revenue streams that include tournament prizes, endorsements, sponsorships, content creation, and merchandise sales.

How Can You Make Big in Esports as A Beginner

To begin with, learn that there are no shortcuts to success. You might have heard this a lot by every third person but then it is the ultimate truth of life. In addition to this, learn the art of patience because it is a virtue which is needed a lot. In life. In business. 

Hence, we would suggest to: 

  • Embrace Your Failures (because Rome was not built in a day) 
  • Practice more (because practice makes perfect)
  • Choose a niche (because it is important) 
  • Hone your skills (learning attitude will take you places) 
  • Give time (have patience) 

Frequently Asked Questions about Esports

Q) What are some example games of Esports?

A) There are several examples of popular Esports games like Dota, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Street Fighter, WCC and more. 

Q) Is it hard to get into Esports?

A) Well, what is easy in life? The answer is nothing! Yes, it is hard to make a successful career in Esports but so does in any field. As a beginner, you have to put in your time and efforts to have a successful career.

A) Like any other sport event, people love to watch tournaments online where they can watch their favorite teams play. The excitement of the matches is just the same as any offline sporting event. 

Final Words 

Esports have certainly paved the way for professional online gaming where the enthusiasts are given a platform through which they can earn. The industry is growing leaps and bounds in India and it is sure that soon it will be recognized as a trusted platform by everyone. 

This was just the overview of Esports and for sure there is more to it on which we will talk about later. 

Till then, stay tuned on our Instagram.



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