One of the great things about sports is that it’s a competition that anyone can enjoy anywhere as long as they have an internet connection and a device to play.
In the case of professional sports gaming, the landscape is truly international Iceland’s recent Valiant Champion Tour Even in Iceland they have confirmed that over one million spectators have attended the Reykjavik tournament and they have witnessed an event that can best be described as a ‘global’. Twelve teams have reached the final stage and the top six of them have come from different continents.
The winners, Optic Gaming, returned to the United States with a $ 200,000 (approximately £ 160,000) check after burning a hole in their joint pocket. Brave runners-up, LOUD is one of the best sports teams from Brazil, where bronze medalist ZETA DIVISION is based in Japan.
To complete the international picture, Paper X (Singapore) DRX (South Korea), and G2 Export (Spain) ranked fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively, confirming that four of the seven continents are represented.
Of course it’s just a sport enjoyed by the Valerant Sports community, but this general trend of global competition is as evident as Dota 2, League of Legends, Present Call of Duty, and other specialties.
At the recent LoL LCS Spring 2022 event, for example, ten MVPs were crowned – five for the group stage and five for the finals. Their nationality? American, Canadian, South Korean, Danish, Turkish, and Australian. How is it for globetrotting !?
There are so few barriers to entry into competitive gaming that it is not surprising that sports have become so popular. You don’t have to be physically fit; You don’t have to come with a special privileged background; And you don’t have to benefit from a rigorous training system; Anyone can become a high-quality operator in competitive gaming if they have the natural skills to choose from or use the shots while practicing.
World-class marathon runners will tell you that, at times, they do not enjoy the mere physical toll of their training. But you won’t hear elite sports gamers complain about the fact that, simply by playing their chosen title, they are preparing themselves for top-level competition.
The organizers of the main events were not blind to the global appeal of sports gaming and they have implemented a framework that has made it so easy for players from all over the world to get involved.
And the numbers themselves speak volumes. According to estimates, as markets in the Middle East and Africa expand – 240 million people worldwide are considered e-sports ‘viewers’ – some of the slowest regions to traditionally jump on board – and mobile gaming is the only two nations to ensure rapid growth in India and Brazil.
As far as live streaming is concerned, predictions suggest that the global audience could reach 840 million and that the global growth of related sectors extends to the betting industry – today, punters from the US, Europe, and Asia may bet on sports events, while eSports As it progressed, many leading bookmakers offered their own live streams. Such sites will provide tips, and many will offer apps to give bettors a better experience than web browsers.
Having a Riot
While not universally popular with players, it is difficult to argue with the role that Riot Games has played in turning competitive e-sports into a truly international industry. The promoters of Valorant and the League of Legends have built a global path to success through their regional leagues, ensuring that players from almost every continent can compete, earn prizes and sign deals with one of the biggest franchises there.
As everyone says, Riot caters to more than 100 teams in 14 different geographic regions around the world, using the League of Legends as a platform to build networks to further enhance their craft on which LoL and later Valorant can improve.
Each region has been guaranteed a spot in some of the big events in the Valiant calendar, and that democratic system is now only good for the global application of the game. It also ensures that the quality of the game is constantly improving around the world – breaking some barriers that, presumably, existed in the early days of competitive LoL.
Something like the ancestor of Riot Sports gaming, and now other key names like Valve, Activation, and Blizzard Entertainment are tapping into global interest by creating structured tournaments for players around the world.
As a result, competitive gaming will continue to grow and grow, attracting more ‘institutional’ investors to the franchise and increasing the prize money for the game. This will entice more players in sports … and the cycle will continue. This is a truly outstanding time for gamers with the ambition to turn their hobby into an effective career.