Overview of Esports – An Introduction to the Growing Online Video Game Industry
For some people, the word “Esports” conjures up images of gamers sitting around playing console games. This might be the case if you only hear about it from vague references on the Internet or in online gaming forums. In actuality, Esports is a vastly different concept that involves far more than console games or MMORPGs. This is a major industry that are growing quickly, and there are literally thousands of people around the world who play with it on a daily basis.
One of the biggest Esports events is the International Games Festival. IGE is an international event that traditionally focuses on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The term “Esports” actually refers to the competitive scene within the community of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Esports can take the form of either organized, competitive game competitions, such as those that take place between professional teams or individually between amateur players. The biggest and most successful tournament in IGE history was the Season Three finals, which featured a stacked roster of professional players from all over the world.
Another popular type of esport event is the International e-sports Professional Gaming Association (IePA). IePA works to regulate and set standards for both teams and players in the ESL, a gaming organization that consists of dozens of websites. Many fans tend to think of the ESL as the governing body for ESL events, but this is not entirely true. While the ESL does the majority of its own organizing and running, it relies on its member teams to put in the necessary work and to ensure that the tournament goes on without a hitch.
One of the biggest Esports events is the European Cyber League. The ECL is an ESL-run tournament that showcases the best European teams against each other in what is considered to be one of the toughest and most competitive fantasy sports competitions ever run. The European Cyber League features four separate seasons, each with a different format and four different championships. There are also smaller regional championships that allow for smaller teams and more localized competitions.
One of the most important things aboutEsports, both from a business standpoint and from a social perspective, is the interaction between fans. While most traditional sports have plenty of fan bases, there is very little interaction among players of varying levels and skill level. This creates a unique opportunity for fans. Because there is no real way for players to gauge how good their competition is, there is no way for them to know if they are going to be facing a strong team next week or if they will simply be cruising along to a victory. By putting in time and effort into following the progress of players and teams throughout the season and then by participating in the playoffs and regional championships, a devoted fan base can be created.
In part 2 of this article series, we will take a look at some of the other major player types and how teams approach them. Our final topic for now will be how the competition within ESL affects the growth of this exciting new online video game industry. For more information on how you can get involved with e-sports go to the website listed below. You can also follow me on Twitter.