Why e-sports are getting more popular

E-sports have been getting a lot of press recently. Some fans have been worried that the coverage will take the shine away from actual sports. The truth is, e-sports are more likely to become a bigger part of the sporting culture. So, as football fans, there’s no need to worry just yet. However, it’s worth paying attention to this trend. Here’s why e-sports are getting more popular.

Massive fan base

First off, it’s worth mentioning that e-sports already have a massive fan base. There are a reported 25.7 million fans in the U.S alone. That can’t compare to American football’s global audience of over 410 million. However, that number is definitely going to grow. As more kids grow up with video games playing an important role in their lives, there will be more e-sports fans.


Just about anyone can play (or watch) e-sports. You don’t have to be a world-class athlete, you don’t need to go to an expensive school, and you don’t even have to be able-bodied. E-sports are more accessible than regular sports, which is why they’re set to become increasingly popular.

Diversity of games

If you’re just getting into the world of e-sports, you’ll be shocked by the diversity of games available. In terms of e-sports categories, you can choose between fighting games, first-person shooters, real-time strategy, sports games, racing games, multiplayer battle arenas, and more. Then, each category has a ton of games to choose from.

E-sports is just like any other sport

If you boil it down to the basics, e-sports are just like any other sport. The aim of the game is to beat your opponent(s) at a competitive game. The best player or team will come out on top. Comparing e-sports and regular sports is like comparing online casinos and traditional casinos – they achieve the same basic thing but in a completely different way.

Quality of video games

If the last video game you played was Pong or Tetris, you probably don’t realize just how good video games are now. The quality of the graphics, the playability, and the depth of the worlds are shocking. And they will only get better. Before too long, games will be so realistic that it will be hard to discern between gaming and real life.

Video games are addictive

Video games can become totally addictive. As a form of escapism, some gamers get completely lost in the world of the game and stop interacting with the real world. This is one of the reasons that e-sports are so popular. Gamers are always looking for a way to increase their gaming enjoyment and e-sports provide a competitive environment.

Gaming is a social activity

If you’re not a gamer, you probably imagine people sat away on their own for hours at a time. However, with the increasing popularity of online gaming, it’s becoming an important social activity. Gamers make lifelong friends through their favorite games, which leads to the creation of larger communities. This is one of the factors behind the rise of e-sports.

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