Esports is developing into one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. To some, eSports may look like playing video games but there is so much more to it than that. With excellent communication skills required for team events, eSports relies on skill, confidence and trust in your peers.
888sport is the place to be for eSports fans. With access to the latest eSports news and tips, as well as betting odds on all major tournaments and competitions, punters can find information on eSports 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are global events almost every weekend and eSports betting punters will be keeping a close eye on the latest odds.
The concept of playing video games in competition originally started in the 1970s but its rise to prominence came around two decades later. The rise of PlayStation and Xbox helped to enhance amateur play and the professional game also took off during that era. Since then, it has been all systems go and over 420 million spectators watched eSports in 2018.
With eSports looking to branch out into professional mobile gaming, the industry is on the rise and platforms such as Twitch help to bring competition to the masses. Some of the most popular games, including Call of Duty, Overwatch Sports and League of Legends are among the biggest eSports-focused games; with live streams often available via Twitch and YouTube.
The professional game has gone from strength to strength since 2010 and that has helped to enhance competition amongst teams. With traditional sports teams also branching out into eSports, it is only a matter of time before we see television take initiative to broadcast some of the biggest events.
Fortnite was huge for eSports in 2018 – the game was free to download on all platforms and it was a roaring success with the general public and professional gamers. With prize funds of close to $100 million last year, Fortnite set the bar for lucrative offers to winning teams and it is still one of the most watched games on Twitch.
In 2015, eSports generated approximately $325 million of revenue across the globe. In 2016, that figure has rocketed to $493 million. Early reports indicate that the worldwide revenue sum for 2019 will be $1.1 BILLION. eSports is the new big thing and 888sport is the place to be for current, past and future eSports news.
Traditional sports are always going to attract attention but as eSports continues to grow and television companies start to invest in broadcasting major tournaments, interest in betting on these tournaments will also increase. Who knows, eSports could flourish into one of the most popular betting sports in the United Kingdom.
Where do eSports go from here? The infrastructure is in place for continued success and it is time to enjoy these competitions. eSports fans and regular viewers will know all about the major events but keeping up with the updated calendar is essential. The sky is the limit for eSports and its meteoric rise is showing no signs of slowing down.
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