What Is e-Sports?

Competitive Gaming

e-Sports (Electronic Sports or Professional Gaming) are competitions organized by several local or international organizations (like publishers) involved in Video Game industry. The most common game genres connected to eSports are RTS (Real Time Strategy), FPS (First Person Shooter), and MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) games.

The most popular games in 2017 are League of Legends (MOBA), Dota 2 (MOBA), Counter-Strike:GO (FPS), Hearthstone (Card) Overwatch (FPS) and Starcraft 2 (RTS).

Competitive gaming involves mainly youngsters between the age of 18-28 who form teams in order to participate in tournaments.

The most known tournaments in the world of competitive gaming are The International (Dota 2), the League of Legends World Championship and LCS (League System), the Battlenet World Championship Series (Hearthstone) and Intel Extreme Masters (CS:GO). Most of the famous events provide live broadcasts and big prize pools to the winner teams ($10.000-$20.000.000).