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What is esports and how did it appear?
Cybersport is an individual or team competition in computer games. Since almost any sport involves entertainment, and electronic competitions provide the viewer with it in full due to the dynamism of processes and graphics, he has taken pride of place in the sports niche. Over the years of existence, a branching into cyber disciplines has appeared:
- first-person shooters – shooting games in which the player sees the computer reality from his own face, and not from the side;
- real-time strategy – a game in which there is no specific scenario of moves;
- sports simulators;
- car simulators;
- flight simulators;
- fighting games – a game where a fight takes place in the arena;
- team role-playing games with elements of a tactical-strategic game.
The first game that provided all the conditions for competition and had an online mode was Doom 2 with team fights. Further, the more advanced game Quake intercepted the initiative, thanks to which the first league of computer athletes appeared in the USA in 1997 – CPL (Cyberathlete Professional League). Now there is a lot of information in the public domain about current e-sport tournaments, teams, their lineups and achievements, read the information on trusted resources.
What is the composition of an esports team?
Different disciplines in esports involve a different number of players – from one to 15 people.
Optimal team composition:
- Pro-gamers are players who receive a salary and prize money for participating in eSports competitions. Each player has their own rating, consisting of the total sum of all performances;
- team captain – a leader who is either the most experienced player or a figure capable of influencing the outcome of matches;
- coach – a specialist in a certain cyber discipline who controls the training process of the team;
- manager – a person who represents the interests of team members in social life and provides the ground for their full-fledged activities.
What is the difference between a pro gamer and a gamer?
The attitude towards computer sports is rather skeptical. Most people think it’s a waste of time. This is not entirely true. Like any other sport, esports requires certain skills and thinking, and systematic training is required. The main difference between a cyber-athlete, even a non-professional level, and a gamer is that the latter goes headlong into computer reality, trying to escape from problems. An esportsman is interested in the process of his development, but continues to lead a normal life: he meets people, goes to the cinema and theaters, reads books and does other things.
Other majors in esports
In addition to the players that you can become only after hard training and skills development, there are other specialties related to computer sports. This includes:
- esports club manager – is engaged in the selection of players, attracting sponsors, organizing a comfortable stay for players on the territory of the club and, when participating in competitions, booking tickets for moving to the competition venue and more;
- commentator – a presenter who pronounces everything that happens during the competition;
- game designer – a specialist who works out the structure of the game and its concept: what kind of video game will be, where the action will unfold, the main characters, their goals and environment;
- screenwriter – a specialist who comes up with a story, characters, descriptions of landscapes and objects;
- 2D and 3D artist – a specialist who transfers to the screen images invented by screenwriters and game designers;
- streamer – host of live broadcasts of video games;
- a psychologist is a specialist who helps players cope with burnout or depression, and sets up the team to win.