ESports are highly popular in our community nowadays. Many people who own a desktop or a gaming console like to play some games but, obviously, there are some that are more popular than others. It also depends on the player’s preferences. However, there are some games that have risen to the top quickly, such as Call of Duty, League of Legends, FIFA, World of Warcraft and others. These have become a worldwide phenomenon since, today, there are actually championships that are for many of these eSports. These events have truly huge audiences, especially when it’s considered that there are about 67 million people that play League of Legends worldwide.
In recent years, we have seen more movies and even more television shows that portray or/and mention video games – and increasingly so, eSports. This is completely understandable, since the number of players continues to go up and there is more visibility to the players’ community. Often there are championships where it’s possible to win some money and during those many players gather together. Nowadays it’s even possible to make bets on eSports, which is something very recent and that is still rising. If you are new to all of this, there are eSport team guides which are very helpful since it has all the information that you need to have about the teams of the championships and also the ones you should support.
In 2016 a new comedy production was announced regarding eSports, where Will Ferrell would portray a professional gamer. In 2017, there is still no idea of the date when the movie is going to be released. This profession that may seem odd for many, is becoming real for many people. Last year, the winner of the DOTA championship won $9.1 million, an incredible amount of money.￼
It was also last year that one of the best movies that was released was based on the game Assassin’s Creed”. It starred amazing actors and actresses and it had a great screenplay. This Ubisoft game has millions of players all around the world. It’s no surprise that the story behind it was actually turned up into a movie.
To document the competitions, to know better what the top players have to go through when becoming the best players that want a championship title, in 2015 a documentary was recorded. All Work All Play: The Pursuit of eSports Glory gives viewers the perspective of professional players during the Intel Extreme Masters Tours. Another documentary is “Focus, which is based on the tournaments of the game Street Fighter – but even more so on the popularity of the game with audiences. In 2013, the great documentary State of Play was released. This is based on the game Starcraft League. There are competitions on Korea where many players become celebrities by playing and, of course, are able to win a great amount of money.
Being an eSport professional is not easy. Many of those who go to championships and are considered the best are under 30 years of age, because that’s when the hand-eye coordination is at its best. For players that practice a lot, but also have a good coordination, it’s possible for them to actually win some money during these events.