E-sports is evolving into one of the most extensive forms of
entertainment in the world. People want to participate in sports as opposed to
spectating actively. They love to feel the thrill and adrenaline rush involved
in active participation in sports. The introduction of virtual reality in the gaming
industry has proven to be the most significant contributor to the game leading
to a drastic increase in E-sports participation.
The future of E-sports can be predicted to be bigger and better
than it currently is presently. Electronic sports have already started gaining
recognition in many countries as more people are showing up to watch different
championships; for instance, in America, E-sports players are recognized as
athletes in their visa applications. Additionally, since this is a vastly
growing industry, more companies are likely to invest in it, ensuring that the
future of E-sports is vast and fully developed.
Traditional sports are likely the next face of E-sports. Though it
may take a while, E-sports may be featured in the Olympics as it attracts more
and more Olympic athletes every year. We are already hearing about this
prospect, and for many, it’s very exciting. Countries may also begin investing
in players by offering sponsored training programs, thus developing the
greatest teams of players in to compete.
The Future of E-sports
Depends on the Following Factors
Albeit E-sports is a rapidly growing industry, few factors
determine the pace at which the industry can grow. By taking a look at this, we
can see what needs to be done to really bring E-sports to the forefront.
Genre diversification is the principal determinant, and it is
crucial that there is a game for everyone and that it is accessible to
everyone. Secondly, the leagues should be geographically expanded. The
expansion may lead to extensive advertising, both regionally and globally.
Sports, just like any other game, has to have rules and regulations for
competitions, and this prevents software manipulation, performance-enhancing
drugs, and match-fixing.
Additionally, media rights are a contributing factor to the future
of E-sports. Currently, there is no
significant ownership of the rights of gaming, but as the industry continues to
grow there may be a need to develop distinct rights. Lastly, there is a need
for the alignment of E-sports and traditional sports; this can lead to the
tremendous growth of the industry and is a very exciting prospect for many
people who not only love traditional sports, but also gaming.
Overall, the future of E-sports is bright, and it's an industry
with the potential to grow tremendously, but only if they get to learn from the
mistakes and achievements of traditional sports. Therefore, if you are yet to
join the team, think about it. You are missing out on an upcoming industry that
promises plenty of fun. It is very simple to join up with a team or to create
your own. You may start out as an amateur, but with enough practice and
determination, there is no reason you can’t become a pro, too…or at least a big
fan of the E-sports industry.