Esports has become one of the major sports breakthroughs of the 21st century. Millions of young men and women around the world already consider computer games not just a hobby, but a full-fledged sport that can become their life’s work.
In practice, esports is strikingly different from what a traditional sport looks like, how to get into it and how to achieve really serious results.
On the other hand, and from a financial point of view, satta it became just a sensation, because in terms of the prize money number in tournaments it is now surpassed only by football and poker.
What is esports?
Esports or Cybersport is a competition in various computer games. Matches can be team or single, depending on the specifics of the game, said Darren Keane, Storm International. It also happens that within the same game, different competitions can be held for teams and for single players.
How it works
Outwardly, esports has an extremely simple structure. Game developers and various companies organize tournaments, and players participate in them to receive the prize pool. Prize money in disciplines can be divided both for all participants and for some of them who will take high places.
As in regular sports, you can place bets on esports. Most online sportsbooks accept bets on dozens of different events, noted Darren Keane, Storm International.
Prize-winning tournaments increase annually in most games, and cyber sport itself is gradually being recognized as an official sport in an increasing number of countries.
In the near future, this tendency is unlikely to decline, so its development is now proceeding by leaps and bounds.
The key audience for esports includes people aged 15 to 35, that is, those who can become an esports player themselves, as well as consumers of gaming devices and other goods that are advertised by large companies during the championships.
Regulations and esports rules
The esports rules are specific for each country or game. The regulations for holding championships are established only by the organizers themselves, and can also be established by the game developer. Some countries have conditions that must be met for tournaments.
World Cybersport Association
The World Esports Association WESA was created in 2016 and brings together the largest organizations in the world, including top Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere, Fnatic, Ninja in Pajamas.
Who is a cyber athlete?
A cyber athlete is a person who takes part in official esports competitions. He or she can be in one of the organizations or be an independent player, receiving a salary and money from sponsorship contracts.
At the moment, there is no official profession as a “cyber athlete”. There are no educational institutions that focus on cyber athlete training. The only exception is private esports schools, but they only help develop skills in a certain game, without giving a general education.
In most cases, training is conducted independently until they enter the organization. Cyber athletes do the same thing as regular players – they just play the game, but they do it much longer and put much more effort into increasing their skill.
Transfers in esports are carried out in the same way as in regular sports. Different disciplines have their own rules, but many teams can only switch between major tournaments.
The procedure is the same: the club management agree with each other and with the players on the transfer conditions and amount, after which a deal is made to transfer the player to another squad.
How much do cyber athletes earn?
The earnings of a cyber player depends on many factors and includes not only prize money from various tournaments. Streaming, sponsorship contracts, participation in advertising, salary from the organization – this is just a short list of possible ways to earn money.
If we talk specifically about the salary, then for top esports players has a five-digit value about $ 15-20,000 and above, noted Michael Boettcher, Storm International owner, so even with it, players can provide themselves for a long time.
How to become an esports player
The main problem for most teenagers is how to become an esports player. In fact, there is no definite method of how to get into cyber sports, since this, in fact, happens only after the player gets into a strong team capable of participating in major competitions, or takes part if he/she chose a single discipline.
At esports, faculties are now mostly teaching not esports players, as many think, but managers who will help players turn their skills and results into a profitable business.
In addition to the fact that a person can participate in tournaments, he/she can also get a job in various esports organizations. Tournaments require almost the same personnel as at any football championship, including the opportunity to become a commentator for your favorite game and get paid for it. This makes work in esports available to people with a wide variety of specialties.
The role of the coach
Today, almost every professional team has a coach. In most cases, he/she acts as a team psychologist, and can also combine the work of an analyst who watches the team games and the opponents’ games, after which gives some recommendations for the upcoming matches.
In other words, the role of a coach in esports is significantly different from the activities in regular sports, where a coach organizes and conducts various training sessions.