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How Esports Has Changed the Gaming World AD

How Esports Has Changed the Gaming World

Electronic sports or as it is popularly known, esports revolutionised the gaming world in recent years. For starters esports is organized competitive videogaming, which is usually played between professionals. Although it has been around since the 1970s it only recently gained phenomenal prominence in the gaming world. Esports is constantly evolving, changing the gaming world along the way, and consistently giving rise to new innovations. It is nothing short of astonishing for gaming that started in the home of a few friends who were having a night out.

It is worth mentioning that esports is now a multi-billion dollar industry, with a large scale esports event, real time online gaming experience across the world and an unrivalled sponsorship and marketing potential in the gaming industry.

It is no secret that one of the most exciting things in the gaming industry is the ability of the industry to change in quick fashion. In recent years, most gaming has changed to live gaming, and they are regularly updated with new content and features that keep players engaged for a long period, following in the footsteps of esports, the undisputable gaming pacesetter.

Virtual or Internet casinos, more known as online casinos, are an online version of the traditional casino. Online casinos offer gamblers the opportunity to gamble on casino games online, something that is absent in the traditional casino world. The free trade and processing acts were passed in 1994, granting license to organisations who wish to open online casinos.

Online Casinos are fast buying into the idea of the esports evolution. Most online casinos have realized the potentials of esports and the loads of income it could fetch for the online casino market. Many of these online casinos are becoming sponsors to either team, players or whole online esports tournaments. By doing this, online casinos attract the attention of game supporters and their fans are further immersed into the world of online casinos.

By 2023, competitive gaming viewership is expected to rise up to as much as $646 million. Online casinos like some other sectors have declined to compete against esports, choosing to instead merge the industry with their own. In casino complexes around the world, esports arenas are being built in a bid to benefit from the potentials of this industry.

Gambling involves the wagering of money, or something generally considered to be valuable on an event with an uncertain outcome. People primarily gamble to win money or other things of value such as material goods. At the onset, gambling used to be physical based. That is gamblers need to be present in physical locations to play and wager.

However, online gambling has gained prominence since then. Most people prefer to gamble online rather than in a physical location. The reasons are not far fetched. Online gambling offers new and innovative forms of gambling and advancements in technology have shaped gambling experience as much as it has shaped betting habits.

At one point in time, it was impossible to believe that gaming fans would tune in to watch other people play games and compete. The idea of filling a stadium to capacity or usage of an equally large venue to host people who had only come to watch others play would have seemed laughable at best years ago. Nevertheless, there has been a huge rise in the popularity and acceptance of esports that it has contributed in no small measures to shaping the gaming world.

In a recently conducted gaming study, it was found out that as many as 500 million people are regular viewers of esports events and games. The answer to how esports have successfully revolutionised the gaming industry lies in its huge viewership, which is particularly as a result of its appeal to youths. The vast numbers of audience attracted by esports has resulted in an unprecedented attraction of a wide range of sponsors who are eager to tap into the massive youth market, who do not mind spending as much as 15 hours at an event.

Live streaming also plays a major role in the success of esports. It has opened a significantly influential market and last year it reached unprecedented figures in terms of live viewers. One thing is certain when it comes to esports, it has not only come to stay, but it will over the years continue to set the pace for the gaming world.


Christian Schmidt

Christian Schmidt

Staff Writer

Playing videogames, listening to nightcore

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