The Future of ESports in the 21st Century

Gin + Spice

For the research task, I will be focusing on the up and coming entertainment known as ESports. ESports is very simple. It is competitive Video Gaming. Two teams play head to head in their game of choice (Mostly team games such as Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and League of legends).Teams usually play in tournaments with cash prizes for the winners. Esports is very much the same as many of the legacy sports like Rugby league, Football, Gridiron, etc.

Even though the term ‘ESports’ has only been used in the past 2 decades, the earliest known video game competition dates back to 1972 at Stanford University for the game Spacewar. ESports then started to gain popularity with the invention and distribution of the internet with the games StarCraft and Dota 2 easily rising to become the most popular games in ESports.Games like Starcraft and Dota 2 are where ESports really…

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