What is esports?
Esports is organised, competitive, human-versus-human video-gaming where people play against each other online and at live spectator events.
Esports is played by both amateurs and professionals and is open to all, regardless of gender, physical or mental ability.
Esports can be played on PCs, consoles and mobiles. Depending on the game, the format can be 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, 5v5, 6v6 and so on. At the top level, leading global teams and players can earn significant sums in wages and prize-money each year.
Esports can be team-based and is always played against another person or people, therefore it is more social and more beneficial than the stereotypical perceptions of solo video-gaming.
In the UK, esports is classified as a game, like chess and bridge, not a sport. In some other countries around the world, where ’mind’ games are classified differently, esports is recognised as a sport.