Whether you like it or not electronic sports  or eSports are here and there are huge! You maybe not think of video games as a sport, that’s cool. But when a whole football or soccer stadium is filled with hundreds of thousands of fans all rooting for geeks at the computer or console, who are playing for one million plus dollars,  it’s hard not to get hyped.

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So what is an eSport? Well, chances are you have probably at least heard of one. The first game that was the poster boy for eSports was Halo, then Counter Strike, then Call of Duty, and now we have League of Legends and Dota. This was just a small list, there are way, way more competitive titles eSport titles all have regular leagues which games are played throughout the week. At the end of the season, an equivalent to the Super Bowl happens. Oh yeah, you have a team of four or five who play against another four of five players.

eSport titles all have regular leagues which games are played throughout the week. At the end of the season, an equivalent to the Super Bowl happens where teams will duke it out for the grand prize and bragging rights. Often viewable via Twitch from home or if you are fortunate enough to have the money to go to “Worlds”.

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In Asia-pacific countries, eSports are huge and even bigger than regular sports. Right up there with Jpop and other trends, but this is no ordinary trend – try a billion dollar industry.

I’ve been in the competitive scene since 2008 and the change I have seen is unreal. The amount of money being played for these days is unimaginable. So what is next? Over the next few years, it is going to continue to explode. The titles that are competitive are still enjoyed by casual gamers and become viewers just by interest.

Are you interested in eSports? Check out Major League Gaming to catch the end of Counter Strike Worlds today! Or head over to Twitch.tv where popular games are streamed and tournaments are streamed.


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