Ever since the beginning, human mankind people have been competing against one and another. Competitions like who are the strongest or fastest have been very common and still are today. Fast forwarding to 2017 the spectrum of competitions has expanded a lot. Today there is countless of different sports and games to compete in. All with a different skill set in mind. And the online gaming era has just amplified that.
Eat, breath and sleep eSports
It is very common for people to have gaming as a hobby. As soon as they have some time over on their hands they spend it with the game. Best moments are when they can jump into the world and just play hours without an end. Also, when they’re not playing they are talking about it with friends or watching highlights videos on youtube. When they eat they’re, for example, often thinking about certain details on how to improve or what talent to go for next. During sleep, it is not uncommon that abstract images pop up about the game and a weird sense of connection emerges.
It is fairly safe at this stage to state that the full gaming circle is connected and complete.
Translation of skills
It should not come to anyone’s surprise that this is not always a productive behavior that will produce anything of value in the modern society. More often than not the life dedicated gamer will end up in a losing position in life where they can’t benefit from the skills they have accumulated over the years. It is hard to translate 400 Starcraft APM or a 360 no scoop headshot into real life value. And here is a bit of where eSports and regular sports differ. A regular sportsman can often get a good use for their physical achievements in the working sphere.
Why it matter
This is where eSports come in. Today the paradigm starts to shift and more and more options are starting to open up for regular gamers who never became a pro. For the social gamer, who love to network within the scene, there are tonnes of opportunities on social media. The only thing you basically need is to build an active and stable social channel. It could be a facebook group or a twitter. Once you have a follower base, companies will start to contact you for different advertising deals. Same thing goes if you are into web-design and manage to build a good esports themed website. The same thing here will apply, and you will get offers from others and you suddenly have a business going. And you don’t have to be a coder to do it. The entering port for the web is basically content creation. If you can write about esports then you are in a position of creating unique and desirable text for webmasters. Same thing goes if you are into video making or other forms of artistic creation.
Esports in it self is becoming a real business with a lot of different channels which are open for anyone who wants to enter. It’s not only for the pro gamers anymore.