If this is your first time experiencing or taking part in an esports event, we want to use the following information to ensure you know exactly what happens when somebody runs an esports tournament.
No matter your background or age, you can get involved with esports – the next big industry hitting North America and the rest of the world. With estimated revenues at $1.5 billion, there is no time like the present to participate in esports – or an esports event.
Let’s start with the basics; what is esports? Esports is simply the competitive level of video gaming. Esports is typically played in a team environment with people playing games against each other, regularly winning substantial prize pools. Esports players, much like traditional sports athletes, are recruited and contracted to play for teams and organizations. These teams practice day in and day out to be the best, so when they attend a tournament, their time and dedication pay off – train hard and win big! Esports players play a wide variety of games, including popular titles like Call of Duty, Rocket League, League of Legends, and Overwatch, to name a few.
Esports tournaments allow individual video game players or teams to participate in a structured game tournament. A competitive, online video game is selected, rules for the game/participants are established and players or teams sign up to play at a specified time/s. Each year there are several tournaments and events for players and teams to participate in. Players and teams can earn anywhere from thousands to millions of dollars.