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What is esport?
The concept of eSport generally refers to the competition within various video games. The eSport sector is usually to be found via the game integrated Leagues, and is elevated by means of external Leagues and large tournaments, to a professional level. Electronic sport is mindful, above all, of making sure there is a balanced playing field and is subject to additional important rules which make the competition even more fast and thrilling. A variety of targets can lead to a victory in a computer game – whilst in Multiplayer-Online-Battle-Arena-Games the aim is usually the destruction of a building, with other games it might be about totally defeating the enemy, thereby collecting victories in individual rounds.
An important factor of eSport is that chance plays no role in the electronic sports world, and the player cannot control or change the maps on which the game is played. Victory or defeat are entirely dependent on the tactical measures of the player or the team.
The eSport world has moved into the limelight of public recognition over the last few years. Many young people now follow the tournaments or Leagues over their computers, or live in the hosting arena. In the schoolyard, or at work, e-Sport games are a hot topic of conversation. The popularity of eSports is proven by the numbers. A good example of this is League of Legends, which has more than 100 million active players. The League of Legends World Championship final had 43 000 000 viewers. The number of fans seems to grow at an unstoppable rate from day to day.
In 2010 came a major leap, when the bookmaker, Pinnacle, offered bets on a StarCraft 2 game. Since then, there has been a steady growth in the eSport betting market, and an increasing number of bookmakers now offer their clients this type of betting. In the last two or three years eSport has achieved such popularity that bookmakers focussing solely on eSports have seen the light of day.
What is the future of eSport? you may ask. For a while, eSport was considered for the Olympic Games, now a television broadcaster focussing solely on eSport is planned. It is hard to imagine that eSport will loose its place amongst the biggest types of sports anytime soon. The elation is almost impossible to describe when one sees that an arena the size of a football stadium, can be sold out.