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What is Esports? Know Top Teams, Phenomenal Players & Thrilling Tournaments

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We all know what sports is, but some of us might not know what is esports? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Before we tell you what all games are there and how did it originate, let us first brief you about e-sports. 

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Esports is a type of video game tournament. Esports are frequently planned, multiplayer video game events, especially involving professional players, either solo or as squads. It generally consists of teams playing against one another in events for financial prizes. Technically, it is identical to traditional sports. Athletes at the highest levels are continuously competing for the top ranks in their sport or game of choice. 

Gaming evolved from a casual hobby to an organized competitive sport in the 1990s. Competitive professional gaming, often known as eSports, is currently a $1 billion dollar business. 380 million people worldwide spectators watch the championships live, and their Olympic debut is on the horizon. The eSports sector is a modern-day gold rush, with considerable growth year after year. 

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Rise of Esports in India

In recent years, India has experienced an extraordinary surge in the realm of esports. With a growing community of enthusiastic gamers and a flourishing gaming industry, competitive gaming has become immensely popular throughout the country. The rise of esports in India can be attributed to various factors including improved internet connectivity, the affordability of gaming equipment, and the establishment of professional esports organizations. This trend has provided Indian gamers with remarkable opportunities to exhibit their skills on both national and international stages, competing against top players from around the world. Esports tournaments and leagues have garnered significant attention, captivating a dedicated fan base and attracting lucrative sponsorships. As the esports scene continues to thrive in India, it not only delivers exhilarating entertainment but also creates pathways for talented gamers to pursue successful professional careers in the competitive gaming arena.


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Where can we watch Esports?

There are several platforms and avenues available where you can watch esports. One popular option is streaming platforms like Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Facebook Gaming, which host live streams of esports tournaments and events. These platforms provide a convenient way to watch your favorite esports matches from the comfort of your own home.

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Some television channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, and TBS, also broadcast major esports events and tournaments. If you prefer a more immersive experience, you can attend esports events in person at dedicated venues where matches are held. Whether you choose to stream online, visit esports websites, tune in to television broadcasts, or attend live events, there are plenty of options available for you to enjoy the excitement of esports.

Some of the Biggest Esports Games

We might say FIFA, Minecraft, Call of Duty are some of the most popular esports, but they are not ranked at the first position. Some of the biggest esports games are;

DOTA 2

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Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a Warcraft III mod for multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs). Dota 2 is a Valve-developed online combat arena game. Defense of the Ancients is a prequel to this game. It has a peak viewership of over 15 million and has 59 active teams. 

Fortnite

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Fortnite is a Battle Royale 100-player PvP game. It is an Epic Games-developed online video game that was published in 2017. It has around 40 million competitors and more than 2 million viewers. 

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League of Legends

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League of Legends, often termed as League, is a multiplayer online combat arena video game that was created and distributed by Riot Games in 2009. The game overtook Fortnite as the most popular game on Twitch in 2019 with a peak of 44 million viewers. 

CS:GO

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a first-person shooter multiplayer game created by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. It has more than 40+ teams and 1.2 million viewers.

Overwatch

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Blizzard Entertainment developed and distributed Overwatch, a 2016 squad multiplayer first-person shooter game. Overwatch is a “hero shooter” that divides players into two teams of six and allows them to choose from a wide array of avatars known as “heroes” each with their own special powers. It consists of around 20 teams and 300k viewers. 

PUBG

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PUBG MOBILE is a Battle Royale mobile game developed separately by Tencent Games’ Lightspeed & Quantum Studios. Over the years it has gained a lot of popularity in the gaming sector. Around 20 teams compete in the PUBG esports tournament with 800k viewers and a prize money of around $2 million is rewarded to esports players. 


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Some of the Most Famous Esports Teams in the World

  • Team Liquid
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • G2 Esports
  • FaZe Clan
  • Cloud9
  • Natus Vincere
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Team SoloMid

Famous Esports Players in India

1. ClutchGod

2. Jonathan

3. Neyooo

4. Viper

5. Mortal

6. Zgod

7. Ghatak

8. Sc0utOP

9. Goblin

10. Owais


Career in eSportsAlso Read: Career in eSports: Getting Started And What You Need to Know


Conclusion

Therefore, esports is getting popular globally and it has its own advantages and disadvantages.  A conventional sport may require bringing people together in the same physical area, however, gaming allows you to play with individuals from all over the globe instantaneously from the convenience of your own place via an internet connection. There are, however, legitimate problems to be aware of. To become the next eSports superstar, one must spend several hours each day gaming, and recent medical reports have suggested that sitting on a chair in a dark room staring at a screen will have detrimental health effects. 


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Abhishek Mishra
Abhishek Mishra
Greetings, I'm Abhishek Mishra, a passionate sports writer, and football fanatic. Currently, I'm pursuing Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication from GGSIPU, DELHI. I have a keen interest in sports and I aspire to become a sports journalist. I want to work in the overall development of sports and also work towards the grassroots and athlete recognition of our country.

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