Esports (also known as electronic sports, e-sports, or eSports) is a form of competition using video games.  It often takes the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players, individually or as teams.

HISTORY OF ESPORTS

Historically, organized competitions have long been a part of video game culture; however, competition was typically between amateur players.  In the late 2000s, participation by professional gamers and spectators saw a huge increase as live streaming of esports events surged. 

Today, esports is extremely popular worldwide plays a significant role in the video game industry, with many game developers actively designing and providing funding for tournaments and other events. The best gamers can earn a healthy income from competing in eSports events and tournaments.  In fact, according to EsportsEarnings.com, the top gamer has earned almost $7 million participating in esports tournaments:

top earners

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON VIDEO GAME GENRES ASSOCIATED WITH ESPORTS IN 2021?

The most common video game genres directly associated with esports are:

  • multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA);
  • first-person shooter (FPS);
  • fighting;
  • card;
  • battle royale; 
  • real-time strategy (RTS) games.

Competitions in these genres are driven by popular franchises including League of Legends, Dota, Counter-Strike, Valorant, Overwatch, Street Fighter, Super Smash Bros. and StarCraft and many others. 

WHAT ARE THE TOP ESPORTS TOURNAMENTS?

The top esports tournaments include:

  • League of Legends World Championship
  • Dota 2's International
  • Evolution Championship Series (EVO) 
  • Intel Extreme Masters 
  • Arena of Valor World Cup
  • Arena of Valor International Championship
  • Amazon University Esports
  • Battle.net World Championship Series (BlizzCon)
  • Call of Duty League
  • Capcom Cup
  • Ultimate Battle
  • COBX Masters
  • Code Wars
  • CompeteLeague

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ESPORTS AND GAMING IS BRINGING CRYPTO TO THE MASSES

The convergence of blockchain and crypto with gaming and esports has created many opportunities for cryptocurrency traders, users, innovators and established players. In fact, in a recently published PwC research report with analysis by Mason Nystrom, "fantasy sports are primed for significant growth due to COVID-19. He also opines that blockchain-based applications could help boost fan engagement in this rapidly expanding market."

"Betting and fantasy sports are expected to grow 7.2% over the next three to five years. This may bode well for the segment, as 75% of traditional sports betters also played fantasy sports, according to a study from 2018."

MARKET TREND

A growing list of game developers are focused almost exclusively on creating new games for blockchain networks. These include but are not limited to:

  • Axiom Zen
  • BitMatrix
  • Dapper Labs
  • Animoca Brands (SAND, REVV, TOWER, GAMEE and more)
  • Fuel Bros Digital Ventures (Etherbots)
  • Fuel Games
  • Double Jump

TOP PERFORMING GAMING COINS (MARKETCAP OF $100 MILLION)

Cryptocurrencies targeting the gaming industry have the potential to outperform most sectors because they represent a market that already boasts more than $150 billion in revenues.  Review some of the top performing coins, with a marketcap greater than $100 million.

TopPerforming GamingCoins

^ Source: CryptoRank.io

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