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What Makes a Great Esport?

Updated: Aug 9, 2022

In recent years, esports have become increasingly popular. Millions of people tune in to watch professional gamers compete in games like League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Dota 2.

But what makes a good esport?

There are many factors that go into making a successful esport, but there are a few key things that are essential. First and foremost, there must be a strong competitive scene. Without competition, there is no incentive for players to improve and no reason for spectators to tune in. The game must also be easy to understand and have a relatively low learning curve. This ensures that new players can pick up the game quickly and that casual viewers can follow along without getting lost. Finally, a good esport must be entertaining. Games that are slow or lack excitement will not hold people's attention for long. With these things in mind, we can take a look at one of the most successful esports in the world and see what made them so popular.

League of Legends

League of Legends (LoL) is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game that was released in 2009. Since its release, LoL has become one of the most played video games in the world and one of the most popular esports.

League of Legends is very unique because while it does have a relatively low learning curve to start, the mastery curve is rather difficult to obtain due to the vast amount of variables. These variables include over 160 champions all with several different abilities, not to mention the 200 items to choose from.

The point is league of legends was able to figure out a way to make a beginner friendly game enjoyable to many entry level gamers who would then go on and commit to bettering themselves as a player by playing new champions, strategizing in different ways and so on investing in the competitive ecosystem.

This overtime, contributed to building the foundation of the popular, competitive, and professional leagues we know and love today.

Understanding esports? Why do people watch sports?

People watch sports because they are entertaining. They enjoy watching athletes compete and strive to be the best. There is something exciting about seeing people push themselves to their limits. In addition, sports can be a way to bond with friends and family. Watching a game together can create memories that last a lifetime. Finally, sports can also be educational. They can teach us about strategy, teamwork, and perseverance. Whether we are playing or watching, sports can help us to improve our lives. Esports are no different

In conclusion, there are many factors that go into making a successful esport. However, the three most important factors are a enabling a strong competitive scene, creating something that is easy to understand, and having a game that is entertaining. Without these things, an esport will not be successful. So if you're thinking about creating the worlds next most popular esport you know how right? ...

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