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How the Growth of e-Sports Changed Video Gaming? Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Media & Entertainment.

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
  • Pro-gaming

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!

What are your views on the growth of eSports? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section!




19 thoughts on “How the Growth of eSports Changed Video Gaming?

  1. N3@ce4Needs says:

    The internet also helps build games in another way by making it quickly go viral through every single medium platforms like blogs , social networks..

  2. Lagertha says:

    We have Dota competition here in Indonesia. I think it’s a new good way on how youngster spend their time, rather than to negative thing like drugs or smoking.

  3. Darwin says:

    I love egames. I play Dota and love watching Dota competitions. It’s fun to watch them play.

  4. Rina says:

    Will there ever come a time when we’ll just be watching virtual games and robots competing in the olympics? eSports sounds a lot like the future of competitive sports. I reckon VR will also play a big role, with players competing against each other from different parts in the world.

    1. Mark Anthony says:

      Yes that would be great. If they add egames in the Olympics it will be more exciting.

  5. Jimmy says:

    Yeah there are now better hardware and accessories because of the high demand of new games. But eSports has also challenged game developers to come up with new and better editions of existing games. I see it becoming a big industry in the near future.

  6. Rebi says:

    I think because of this, many people are now more interested in playing games, or if not more fans are becoming hard core and hooked up.

  7. Natalia says:

    Is eSports the same as this virtual football tournament where you create your own team, trade players, etc? It’s big in Europe (aside from the real thing!). There’s a section in sports magazines about this virtual tournament and people bet on winning teams as well.

  8. Orlando says:

    So much has changed in the gaming industry in the last five years. Technology has improved immensely. And I believe this has contributed to better game development and other opportunities just like eSports. I don’t participate in eSports, I’m just a casual gamer. But the way I look at it, eSports could be the future…just like what we saw in 80s or 90s movies.

  9. Maury Cheskes says:

    I think the reason games like League of Legends and Call of Duty are so popular in the eSports realm is because they’re so interactive. The online component makes the gaming a social tool for competition and excitement for users around the world.

  10. Sh4un_H4t says:

    Thanks to eSports, our keyboards and mouse have evolved! Gaming keyboards and mouse, aren’t we gamers glad they’re around? I know I am! 🙂

    Plus, would there ever be a need to come up with 4k resolution monitors without the rise of eSports? I don’t think so.

  11. EDHarned says:

    It’s because of eSports that a lot of mobile games are patterned after the likes of LoL in the first place! Not saying it’s a bad thing but the success of electronic sport may be limiting creative game ideas because many developers only aim to recreate the success of the more popular albeit lucrative games. Fact!

  12. Adam says:

    In my opinion eSports is growing well mainly due to the extensive growth of the internet and online infrastructure. Back in the day when we used to play the games in our old 32- bit consoles, multiplayer means playing in 2-4 players split screen with our buddies. But with better online connection, now multiplayer has reach the stage where we can play our games with peoples around the world, which contributes to the fast growth of eSports.

  13. Mau says:

    I think it’s great that gaming is evolving in general. I have nothing against game tournaments but I just hope people aren’t overdoing playing games. There should be a balance between one’s online and offline life.

  14. Tippi says:

    I’m glad eSports is gaining popularity worldwide. Some say that eSports is not really considered a sport but I don’t think that’s true.

  15. adia says:

    I’m in total agreement with your post. People have this sense of feeling like they want to achieve things. Many of today’s youth aren’t as social, well not true they are social but online lol not in real life, and they feel this need to show to themselves that they can make something of themselves. In a way it’s good, but in a way it’s also not. Gaining recognition doesn’t pay off for everyone, you really have to be the best of the best to be making money playing games. The rest of the people who are good but not that good do achieve things like titles and awards in game but that’s about it. What good is an award or a title in game when you’re barely earning money to feed yourself and have nice things in life?

  16. aj says:

    What about that new game Overwatch i think? I havent played it but supposed to be good? Any comments?

    1. Malone Bowen says:

      I’ve read good reviews about it though I think the game is overrated. Definitely agree on LoL as one of the top eSports games out there.

    2. Peters says:

      Haven’t played Overwatch but I’ve heard really good things about DOTA 2 and tournaments.

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