E-sports, one of the most popular forms of entertainment, are sports competitions that are played through video games and they’re organized multi-player video game competitions that are between professional players done individually or through teams. Ever since the pandemic hit, the demand for e-sports has increased and people are playing them on consoles, mobiles, and computers.
With professional sports suspended for the time being, the next best thing is e-sports and during the pandemic, people have been playing e-sports similar to professional sports like NASCAR, soccer, and hockey.
The most popular e-sports are multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), first-person shooter (FPS), fighting, battle royales, card games, and real-time strategy (RLS). E-sport competitions allow you to play the games you love online while earning money. User engagement has also increased during the pandemic—prior to the coronavirus, The Financial Express reported that people spent between two to four hours a day gaming, which was usually done during lunch or in the afternoon, and since the pandemic people have been gaming for 10-12 hours a day with evening games being in high-demand. This rise may be due to the fact that many people have more free time after losing their jobs during the coronavirus.
Video games are now a primary source of social interaction for teenagers and adults and they serve as a way to connect while escaping into the world of gaming. We only e-sports and other video games to rise in popularity as long as the coronavirus restrictions continue.