Never heard of eGaming before? Or maybe you have and are wondering what the fuss is about? Ever bet on an eSports outcome or watched a professional gamer play Dota? If you are frowning right now and have no idea what we are talking about, keep reading.
Today, you will learn what eGaming and eSports betting is and why it is so popular. eGaming and eSports betting has become a serious business with seriously astounding results.
eGaming started to gain popularity in the late 1990s and picked up steam during the early 2000s. In the last 10 years, it has become a booming industry generating billions of dollars for both professional players and teams and several gaming businesses.
What is eGaming?
eGaming is short for electronic-based games. The most popular types of eGaming games are first-person-shooter (FPS), multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), and battle royale games. Dota, Counter-Strike, StarCraft, and Overwatch are some of the games that are played worldwide as part of eGaming tournaments and other gaming and eSports events.
Why is it so popular?
The popularity of eGaming lies in entertainment value and the money you can make. The internet and streaming services have made it possible to view almost anything from anywhere in the world.
eGamers who play professionally make millions of dollars when they win tournaments, and many retire in their early to mid-twenties. The thrill of seeing how it is done and the culture around it is one of the things that draw large audiences worldwide.
What is eSports betting?
eSports betting is almost the same as normal sports betting. eGaming has not been accepted as an official sport, but you will find several online gaming websites and casinos that offer eSports betting options.
When you make an eSports bet you are betting on the outcome of eGaming tournaments.
How does eSports betting work?
eSports betting on online gaming sites offer many of the same betting options as with normal sports betting, for example, horse racing or football. Betting options include which individual or team will win, which team will ‘draw first blood’, and who will have the most kills. Different sites may offer slightly different betting options.
For many of the older generation, eGaming and eSports probably seems like the weirdest and most insane way to make money, ever. But clearly, there is something there that will continue to grow and continue to make career gamers very rich.
In the last few years, we have often heard that job titles and roles will emerge that we have never heard of and professional eGamer was one of the first.
There is lots of excitement and entertainment in the gaming world and eGaming takes it to the next level. Hundreds of thousands of people watching two individuals or teams playing a video game and betting on who will win – who would have thought? Welcome to the future of gaming and new and exciting careers!