First Steps into Esports

Posted by John Jackson February 28, 2019 in ADVICE

Welcome to Esports Wales, your gateway to the thrilling world of competitive video gaming in Wales!

Esports, also known as electronic sports or e-games, has taken the gaming realm by storm. Imagine video game championships where elite teams fight for glory and lucrative prizes like the digital equivalent of traditional sports competitions.

Esports has gained global recognition, propelled by advancements in technology and the widespread accessibility of the internet.

In the UK alone, over 1.2 million individuals actively engage with esports content, contributing over £111.5 million to the national GDP annually. While the industry has seen significant growth in recent years, there’s still ample opportunity for further expansion.

History traces the evolution of esports from a casual hobby to a legitimate professional pursuit, particularly in the 1990s. Today, tens of millions tune in to watch esports tournaments live.

The esports landscape resembles a modern-day gold rush, characterized by consistent and substantial growth. Major media outlets such as ESPN, TBS, and Syfy regularly cover esports events, attracting a diverse audience. Notably, traditional sports entities like the NHL and NBA have ventured into esports, underscoring its mainstream appeal.

In Wales, esports enjoys a robust following, with millions of gamers actively participating or spectating gaming events. 

The UK hosts a plethora of renowned esports competitions, setting world records and attracting international talent. Events like ESL One Dota 2 and Gfinity showcase the country’s prowess as a premier esports destination, with venues including the Wembley SSE Arena and Birmingham NEC playing host to these spectacles.

Team-based games dominate the esports scene, with titles like League of Legends, PUBGM, and Dota 2 commanding substantial prize pools. As more gamers recognize the immense potential within the industry, esports continues to thrive in the UK and beyond.

Stay connected with Esports Wales through our Discord, Twitter, and Twitch channels for the latest updates, events, and community engagement. Join us as we celebrate the exhilarating world of competitive gaming!

With more gamers realizing the fantastic prospects that may be discovered from gaming, the esports business is flourishing in Wales.

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John Jackson
John Jackson, also known as SlayerJohn, leads Esports Wales with passion and vision. As a seasoned esports enthusiast, John's leadership drives innovation and growth within Wales' gaming community. Follow his journey and insights on X(Twitter) @JohnJackson750 and connect on LinkedIn John Jackson.