Video gaming is one of the fastest-growing forms of entertainment in the world. And a major factor of this is the growth of e-sports; E-sports is the name given to video game competitions or tournaments. Most parents will scoff at the idea of professional video gamers, but this already is a legitimate career and often, gamers can earn quite a bit of money!
On February 8th the Overwatch League will be in its third season and this year it’s bigger and better than the ever!
Starting in the new season, teams will travel the world and compete in home and away games. For the grand final last year, a whopping 12,500 people bought tickets and an incredible 11 million people tuned in around the world to watch the San Francisco Shock destroy the Vancouver Titans 4-0. I can’t wait to see what the turn out will be this year.
E-sports is growing by the second and I think it’s time we all began to accept being a professional gamer as a real career. Let’s encourage people who think they have a chance, to take the leap and try and make it in the E-sports world.