It doesn’t take a lot of channel surfing to find some competitive sport. Depending on the time of the year, you’re compelled to run into a game of tennis, football, basketball, and more. There’s no lack of excitement when it comes to high-stakes sporting competitions like the Superbowl and World Series to the anticipated Olympic Games and World Cup.
Thanks to the events like Major League Gaming, World Cyber Games, and Intel Extreme Masters, eSports began its growth in global popularity.
What are eSports?
eSports are used as multiplayer video games by trained players to compete against one another.Other common names of eSports include:
- Competitive gaming
- Electronic Sports
While any competing multiplayer video game can be used, the most typical genres seen in today’s eSports are MOBAs like:
- League of Legends
- First-person shooters
- Real-time strategy
Although they are not labeled as eSports, but fighting game tournaments are also very popular across the globe. For many gamers, eSports has become a vital part of their life. There’s just something interesting about seeing people play our popular games at unimaginable levels. With their talents and countless hours of training, these expert gamers put all their passion and knowledge to the test in beliefs of winning both huge prize awards and fame. It is not much different from any other popular sport played nowadays.
How Have eSports Affected Game Design?
The aim of a game designer is to come up with the ideas that players will find both engaging and fun. A lot of times this includes designing a game that is exciting so that players gain a sense of achievement when they see themselves getting better and better with each level. This is primarily true with multiplayer games since it is very rewarding for players who continuously upgrade their skills and can destroy other human players.
With the growth of eSports, game designers are now more than ever concentrating on crafting games that are available, but also have the required depth to be enjoyed for extended periods of time. While you want people to have an easy time when they choose your game, also you want them to hold around because there’s near-limitless room for advancement. This is the key to building games that become eSports sensations and end up being played in front of extensive crowds, both live and on streams, for unbelievable cash prizes.
If you’re an aspiring game designer who dreams of producing such a game, you have to think out of the box for it!
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