Electronic Sports Essay

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What is eSports? Electronic sports are the competitive side of Video Gaming. People use video games to compete against other players around the world. The most common way to accomplish this is over the internet. It’s become as big as it has from the community and organizations which associates themselves with it. The games that are associated with eSports fall into many different genres; FPS (First Person Shooter), MMORPG(Massively Multiplayer Online Role Play Game) RTS(Real- Time Strategy), Fighters, Racers, and Even Poker.

At the beginning, eSports wasn’t known like it is today in the gaming world. It has been molded into what it is by the gamers and organizations that host tournaments. Everything was smaller and local. Not
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Sites like Gamebattles which “is the largest online destination for competitive console and PC gaming.” (Gamebattles/MLG, 2011) There are many other online Ladder/Tournament sites that you could literally google search tournament sites and you would have a million hits. Whether or not these sites are trust worthy is another story. Another site is called Gamer Coliseum. (Coliseum, 2011) At this site you have to be at least 18 years or older to play, because the cash you are winning is real.
Local tournaments are usually held in convention centers or hotels, and generally attract big crowds and tons of players. “Major League Gaming is the largest professional video game league in the world. MLG is the dominant media property exclusively targeting the approximately 40 million consumers in North America who have a passion for playing video games as a competitive social activity, while giving sponsori ng brands access to this highly influential demographic.” (MLG, 2011) While MLG attracts many shooter gamers, other events attract the Fighters such as Evo. “TheEvolution championship series (Evo for short) represent the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world.” (Evo, 2011) Evo attracts the best among the fighters to their stage to compete for great cash prizes and fame.
When you got to a LAN tournament you can bet that they will have everything there that is needed to play the game, whether it’s PC

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