You probably have taken part in one sport or the other in the course of your life. Football, basketball or even rugby could suit the mention of the sport you probably took part in. This is the common understanding of sports to many people. In recent times, another type of sport that differs from the existing ones has emerged. This is the e-sport also called electronic sport. The sport has gained traction especially among the youthful population who like anything that uses technology.
So, what is e-sport and what does it entail? E-sports do not happen in real life but rather are played on electronic platforms. For e-sports to be actualized, electronic systems must be employed one of them being video games. Transmission through the electronic system is done using cables to achieve audio and visual transmission of the sport. The visual part is actually the most important since the biggest part of the sport is seen from a screen.
E-sports are made up of several types of games that are played in most places in the world. Among them are fighting games, shooting competitions and extreme sporting competitions. If you notice, these are some of the games that can be facilitated easily on electronic platforms. Live audiences can follow e-sport competitions even though the game is not actually real but rather virtual electronically. One can watch the game live or use the internet to follow it.
Most e-sports are usually organized in levels according to expertise. You would find e-sports that are classified as amateur or professional according to skill level. With these levels, it is possible to take part in the sport even as a beginner and enjoy the game. Professional e-sport players usually take part in organized competitions and tournaments from time to time. Expertise in this case mostly refers to the time one has spent playing e-sports.
The internet has become one of the best platforms for e-sports. Offline playing of e-sport is common since one does not have to use the internet to be able to play it. Online viewership attracts huge amounts of income hence making organizers opt for online audiences. E-sports can generate revenue equivalent to that fetched by other sports.
Just like in other common sports, there are ethics to be followed in e-sports. The ethics have been formulated by the designers of the e-sports to create order in e-sport gaming. For instance, two players facing off in an e-sport should address each other cordially before and at the end of the match. E-sport etiquette also has it that the losing player should accept defeat cordially. It is paramount and ethical that even the audience plays its part in ensuring that there is silence during the game so as not to derail the attention of the players.