Esports is one of the fastest growing industries and has changed how people view gamers because gamers and Esports leagues are becoming quite lucrative and this is inspiring young people.
Esports is one of the fastest growing sports. According to http://cnn.it/25wLsfs, “Esports have grown so much it had more views than the NBA Finals.That number is projected to hit 215 million by 2019. Just one game — “League of Legends” — drew an audience of 36 million for its World Championship last year, that’s more viewers than the NBA Finals.” This proves my topic sentence because it shows that in a short period of time, esports have grown to have more views than the NBA Finals. This next article shows how Esports have grown so much to get the attention of huge sport teams. “The Philadelphia 76ers will become the first North American professional sports team to own an esports team”. This shows how even people who aren’t gamers are following the trend because it have grown so fast and is getting so much attention. This event shows how esports is a rising trend that people are following it. When it comes to esports, it’s impossible to argue with the fact that it’s a rising trend. A trend that even non-gamers are taking notice of on a regular basis. Not only are gamers being drawn to esports in the professional capacity, gamers are also drawn to it as spectators. What exactly has led to the success of esports? That’s a good question, and it’s one we maybe able to shine some light on. This shows how even people who aren’t gamers are following the trend because it have grown so fast and is getting so much attention.
Esports is also getting lucrative really fast from competitions and views. This article talks about all of esports top prize pool money in competitions. “Valve’s Dota 2 prize pool has crossed the $6 million mark thanks to digital Compendium sales. But with more than a month left until The International’s main event, that figure is only going to get bigger.” This shows how it is getting lucrative because a competition prize pool is going for 6 million dollars and it can only get bigger. This article http://bit.ly/2jEaWWS mostly talks about how esport players are making more money than most olympians that have to get up go fund me accounts to pay for expenses. For example, “The International 2016 is a five-day Defence of the Ancients 2 (often abbreviated to Dota) championship tournament currently underway in Seattle’s 17,000-seat KeyArena. With a roster of 90 players and coaches from 22 countries, it’s dwarfed by the Olympics in every respect save one: the prize money. Based on their performance and ranking, the 16 teams competing will share in a gargantuan prize pool of over $20 million, which is largely derived from the proceeds of in-game sales from Dota’s millions of casual online players. The eventual champions will pocket almost $9 million split between the team of five (or six, if they have a coach) players, and even the lowest-placing teams will still take home $101,395 in consolation prize money.” This proves my topic sentence because it shows how Esports is making so much money that they’re making more than some olympians and have prize pools of 20 million dollars. This chart shows the top 100 gamers who have won the most tournament money. The list represents “The top players in esports who won the most prize money based on information published on the internet. Sources include news articles, forum posts, live report threads, interviews, official statements,reliable databases, VODs and other publicly-accessible sources that preserve “historical” information.” This proves my topic sentence because it shows the top 100 gamers who make the most money. Esports have also inspired young people. This article talks about an esports player and how he got inspired him to go pro by playing his game and wanting to get better. “The experience was a defining moment for myself. I remember running back into my own room and firing up my own copy of Quake 3 Arena. I was pumped up. I was hyped. I wanted to become better at Quake 3. I just watched excellence unfold, broadcasted live, straight to my living room. I wanted to be better. I wanted to compete.” This proves my topic sentence because it shows how from a young age he started playing videogames and know he’s a big thing. This article talks about another esports player and how he got inspired by what happened in 7th grade. “As with all good nickname stories, we begin in the 7th grade. Nanney brought his lunch to school every day, which included a massive thermos of orange juice. As he was about to take a sip, his friend cracked a particularly good joke, prompting Nanney to burst into laughter and fumble his thermos. Orange juice went everywhere, including the very center of his pants.” This also proves my topic sentence because it shows how from 7th grade after that accident he carried it on and tock as his name.This article talks about how more people want to be esports players because of tv show and stuff like that.The ELEAGUE Major won’t be the only time esports makes an appearance on a nationally televised broadcast in the coming months. This proves my topic sentence because people get inspired also by all the hype and attention esports is getting.
Well now you know why I chose Esports as my research topic it is the one of the fastest growing industry, that’s making a lot of money, and inspiring people to play games make money and prove people wrong.