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
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-StrikeCall 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.
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.