The New Beginning

When did eSports start?

eSports is still relatively new till this day-but competive gaming has been around since Table Tenis days or also known as Pong days. These events became famous around the same time as the first home consoles arrived in 1972. In the early 1990s, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat competitions and tournaments grew in popularity, followed by GoldenEye and other first-person shooters later that decade, later paving the way for Starcraft, Warcraft, Overwatch, Call of Duty and Halo series. In 2006 eSports history was made, the first televised game was for Halo 2 on the USA Network. Thus, leading into the future and promising broadcasting website known as

Twitch

What is ESPORTS? How is It Trending.

eSports describes the world of competitive, organized video gaming. Competitors from different leagues or teams face off in the same games that are popular with at-home gamers: Fortnite,

League of Legends

Counter-Strike

Call of Duty, Overwatch and Madden NFL, to name a few. These gamers are watched and followed by millions of fans all over the world, who attend live events or tune in on TV or online. Just last year, the biggest tournament from the well-known (MOBA) multiplayer online battle arena or also knowned as League of Legends brought in more than 100 million viewers, including a peak of 44 million concurrent viewers,durring the competition's final round on November 10.

In 2014, Amazon bought Twitch and League of Legends became one of the most popular eSports games ever (and remains so to this day). League of Legends had its first world championship in 2011, and in 2013, the League of Legends world championships sold out the Staples Center in Los Angeles within minutes of tickets going on sale. Every year new World Cups of eSports come and many participants enter.
The most anticipated eSports event for 2019 is the Fortnite World Cup with a prize pool of $100 million. This is the largest amount of prize money for any eSports event in 2019. The tournament will be organised by the game’s developer, Epic Games.

Now even professional sports teams are involved with eSports. Teams such as,The Golden State Warriors that have a league of legends team known as the Golden Guardians and Houston Rockets. Not only just sport teams, but famous celebrities and franchise owners as well like Robert Kraft who owns an Overwatch team. Also famous EDM DJ Steve Aoki has a team sponsored as well. This is how eSports is on the rise.

What is the highest paying eSport?

Dota 2 another (MOBA) game has the biggest payday prize pool in eSports, with over %200 million in prize winnings over time and more than 3,500 players and nearly 1,300 tournaments. In second place is another game known has Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (FPS) first person shooter and Fortnite in 3rd place with a prize pool of $84 million in each tournament. In the first half of 2019. Fortnite was the highest paying with $14.7 million in prize money, followed by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with $8.6 million and Dota 2. Trulli Trulli Trulli Trulli Trulli