Electronic sports, also known as Esports, is a form of competition using video games. Esports often takes the form of organised, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players, individually or as teams. By the year 2010, esports was a significant factor in the video game industry, with many game developers actively designing and providing funding for tournaments and other events.
The most common video game genres associated with esports are as follows:
- Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)
- First-Person Shooter (FPS)
- Battle Royale
- Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games.
Popular esport franchises include
- League of Legends
- Street Fighter
- Super Smash Bros
- StarCraft and many others.
Tournaments such as the League of Legends World Championship, Dota 2's International, the fighting game-specific Evolution Championship Series (EVO) and Intel Extreme Masters are among the most popular in esports. Many other competitions use a series of league play with sponsored teams, such as the Overwatch League.
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