Esports – Professional Play, Watch, or Wager Video Gaming
If you’re deeply into video gaming or have any close association with someone that does, it’s a fair bet that you’ve heard of Esports. If you’re on the fringes, play games for fun, or just plain have had your head deep in good books or other interesting stuff for the last few years you may not have.
If that’s the case, you surely will know about it soon. It’s already big business stuff and will only get bigger. Figures are bouncing around that state the industry is worth billions of dollars. How many billions exactly is fairly irrelevant. For everyday people like you and I (well definitely me and maybe you) once you get over such and such billion dollars it all becomes meaningless. Big money is big money right?
So what are we talking about?
To be precise – professional video gaming. With players starting off in lower leagues or streaming on Twitch and then working their way up into the big leagues, teams, and tournaments.
Not the skilled gaming you might enjoy from home on a console. Nor even that which you might play in competitive head to head matches or tournaments for cash in competititive real money video games.
Esports really is about making it professional. There are huge live events with competitive tournament-style contests held in arenas in big cities all over the world, teams that have the fame level (or infamy level) of a Manchester United or a Barcelona FC, massive cash prizes, and famous individual players that almost certainly started out just like you and me.
But there’s something different here than many of the other real money games we’ve covered on RealMoney.games, and it lies in the fact that this is player-based and spectator-based gaming.
Playing Esports For Money
This is the one type of real money gaming that not just anyone can play.
If you want to play poker you can do it no problem. Register somewhere, deposit, and play!
Lose your cash in a casino? Fill your boots!
Fancy a game of FIFA for a cash prize in a one against one match. Just go do it!
But playing Esports professionally is the dominion of a chosen few – those gamer’s who are at the top of the tree. Sure you might be strong enough to get into a local league and take some of the glory, but the big time is the preserve of those that are really making their love of video gaming pay.
The Spectator Side Of The Esports Experience
Experience is the key word here. The point is it is an experience, certainly once you’re into the realms of the big tournaments. This is all about entertainment and heroes. Almost the same as you get at a music concert or a major sporting event.
For some, watching Esports can be as much fun as being a participant.
So why classify it as a real money game when many of us won’t be able to actually play?
Well the bottom line is we just can’t ignore it. The industry is too big, it’s only going to grow, and there are one or two ways you can make money from it right now. Plus one day it could be one of us that’s stepping into a tournament arena, and when you hit this sort of growth in an industry there are normally enhancements and other opportunities following on behind.
So on this page we’ll explore as much as we can about the different aspects of Esports that make it unique. – the games, the tournaments, the names, and a whole lot more.
It’s an extensive subject and may well end up as the most talked about of all our real money games.
So strap in for the ride…….