E-Sports Have Become More Popular During the Coronavirus

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 pandemicā€”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.