We love mainstream football just as much as you do, but we are sure that you would find the fact quite amusing – video games are a serious sport right now. You will say that this cannot be true and we’re simply not in full possession of our marbles.
Well, prepare to have your own spilled! As it turns out, esports are quite the trend and football clubs are already pouring in millions.
The Bundesliga team Schalke 04 invested millions to secure themselves a slot in a competition revolving around Riot Games’ League of Legends, one – if not the most – popular title out there.
The so-called League of Legends European Championship (LEC) pits 16 teams that are competing against each other. Esports are big business too. They are worth billions and they surpass the total viewership of, if not football, at least the National Basketball Association (NBA).
This is huge and people know that. So, let’s see how this relates to football.
Looking for The Right Opportunity in Football and Esports
Let’s start at the beginning – esports is huge. So huge that teams have had representatives for a very fair while now. You will be surprised at how advance the offer of most teams is and there’s no mistaking these teams for truly accelerating organizations.
Let’s have a look at the top football teams that currently field some of the best contesters in the world. Let’s check out the names:
- Paris-Saint Germain (PSG)
- Schalke 04
- Manchester City
- PSV Eindhoven
- West Ham
And countless others.
Now let’s look at the overall involvement and see if we can piece together the facts to achieve a better picture over the entire industry:
- English Premier League (EPL)
These three leagues are fully committed to esports. What does this mean? It simply means that every team that plays there is now paying esports athletes to represent them in FIFA and even some other games.
Which Are the Most Common Esports Games?
It’s understandable that you might be scratching your head and wondering – but what “esports” are played as sports. Well, there are many games that you can pick from and each choice will definitely be worth your while, we can promise you this much indeed.
Let’s start very simple. You have the most common virtual simulator – FIFA 19, the video game. It’s developed by EA Games and it’s definitely one of the – if not the most- popular games out there.
You will definitely want to find out how football relates to esports, so here’s the deal.
Organizations such as PSG are already doing their absolute best to make sure that they are getting the most exposure possible. They are achieving this very simply in fact.
They spot great esports teams from across the world and they recruit them. They have been incredibly successful so far, which means that you will be seeing PSG participate in many different competitions that feature video games.
Is Video Games Seriously That Big?
The industry beyond esports is huge indeed, but our main focus right now is on esports. Yes, they are big, expected to be worth well over a billion this year and that’s definitely something to be happy about.
You will notice that they are definitely something quite remarkable in their own right. Esports are a worthy calling for many youngsters, too.
They don’t teach you how to excel in all situations, but they can definitely add some important skills to your overall skillset.
In places like Malaysia, schools are using esports to teach youngsters how to get involved with digital technologies.
More Than a Game – A True Career Opportunity
There are any things to be said about esports – the fact is that they are a true opportunity for you to excel on many levels. Most offers include an opportunity to be a professional esports athlete.
With this in mind, it’s worth noting that football clubs are actually paying gamers to represent their brands in the digital world which is quite the amazing overall achievement. You will definitely want to be part of this big community that the esports community is.
And won’t you agree that football makes a perfect sense to be the starting point of this awesome trend.