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Esports Events: Fighting Games
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Since the release of the first arcade fighting games, the fighting game format has always attracted competitive players, making fighters the ideal candidate for esports tournaments. A genre where competitors compete against each other often in a one-on-one environment, there is little reliance on team play as is generally the case with Shooters,…

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Esports Events: MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena)
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Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games are often seen as the driving force behind competitive gaming. Although there are less titles with an active fan base in play than in other genres of esports, those that do have a following tend to bring in far more attention and revenue than any other games…

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Esports Events: Shooters
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Shooting games require split-second reactions and co-ordinated team play, two factors that make the genre an ideal format for esports competition. When high-ranking teams go head to head, pre-planning and deciding tactics before each round are as essential to winning as the ability to adapt mid-game. Shooters most often played on PC, due…

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The State of Esports Today – Part Three
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As the video games market has grown across the globe, so have esports and the prize pools available for competitors. This added financial incentive raises the stakes for players and viewers, and is a driving factor in the increasing number of aspiring and current professional players. on esports focuses on the current state…

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The State of Esports Today – Part Two
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The first article in this series provided an overview of esports and the major tournaments. This week’s article takes a closer look at the types of games that make for the best competitive gaming. One genre dominates competitive gaming today: Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs), which include Riot Games’ League of Legends and…

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The State of Esports Today – Part One
1000 648 David Hoppe

The earliest recorded organized, competitive video games tournament took place at Stanford University in October 1972. The game lineup consisted solely of Spacewar! Two dozen students took part, there was free beer, and first prize was a year’s subscription to Rolling Stone magazine. More than four decades later, esports is an industry that…

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How do Esports Pro Player Packages Compare to Professional Athletes?
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Over the last few years, professional esports has grown significantly as an industry. This year alone, the esports economy is set to grow to $696 million according to market predictions, and this already staggering figure will reportedly double by 2020. Gaming as a profession is becoming such a serious business that esports are…