Reasons why Esports will continue to become more popular

Some of the most popular tournaments could have prize pools that could reach over a million dollars.

The evolution of Esports has taken in many folds over the last five decades. (Credits: Muvi Blogs)
By Aaryanshi Mohan | Sep 3, 2021 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Players who play the games, and audience that watchs it, both know that Esports is growing more and more each passing day. The market is becoming bigger and investment is pouring in. Some of the most popular tournaments could have prize pools that could reach over a million dollars. And not just that, players actually make a living out of competing against their opponents.

On the investment side of the spectrum, a lot of big guns have been entering the Esports sphere and have been doing a lot for the niche. Recently, Tatat Motors became the sponsor of an Esports event, indicating that big guns also have faith in Esports.

Here is why Esports will continue to flourish

Big sponsors

It hardly matters what Esport game one might support, one thing which cannot be denies is that the tournaments ahve a huge prize pool. Some of them, such as Dota 2, can even surpass 1,000,000, which is just insane.

What is more interesting is that each tournament doesn’t necessarily have a big sponsor. If that would have been the case, then the prize pool could have been veven greater. Having said that, in the most recent time, a lot has changed. If we talk specifically for India, a lot of big companies have now started seeing potential in the country’s Esports scene.

If this trend continues, it’s just a matter of time before Esports become more popular than football.

More people enter

Another reason why Esports fanfollowing could be greater than football’s is because of the fans. There is no arguing that the number of football fans right now is a lot more compared to Esports. It is expected tro change in the near future. Naturally, once those kids get older, they will probably continue to be interested in what they did when they were young.

Easily accessible

The fact that players can play games from their PC or laptop allows you to enjoy these games wherever you are. This is a huge difference between traditional sports and Esports, and that is why Esports is easily accessible. However, it will probably take some time for most people to learn how to play these games properly.

Indian Gaming Industry

The ecosystem of the Indian gaming scene is continuously growing. India was placed 16th on the Forbes list that showed how the Indian Esports scene was growing, and the industry is worth billions of dollars. A decade earlier, India’s internet gaming industry was underdeveloped and had just about 25 developers, but with the onset of the internet revolution, things have changed. Today, the nation is home to approximately 250 game developers. Several industry heavyweights have invested in India’s gaming business, including the likes of Tencent, Nazara, Paytm, and Alibaba.

Today, India is globally known for esports, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant and previously PUBG Mobile played a crucial role in boosting the industry. Dota 2 was the first Esport game to have conquered the Indian market, it is a multiplayer online combat game in which two teams in a Valorant like 5v5 format.

Tata Motor’s addition to the event is a huge up for the community because it only goes on to show that people from the traditional forms of businesses are more than willing to accept the new niche.

While welcoming Tata Motors to the Esports family, Sharang Naicker, CEO & Founder of Yuvin Esports Pvt. Ltd., said, “One of the most premier and established automobile companies, Tata Motors is entering into Esports. The brand name and presence like Tata Motors always incites an environment of awe and veneration for all the communities out there irrespective of the medium they are currently in. Tata Group has been supportive of multiple sports for centuries and now everything becoming ‘e’, it is the perfect time for the grand entry into ‘e’sports.”

Yuvin Esports’ this invitational Valorant Tournament is an engagement with Tata Motors that will coincide with the recently launched all-new Tata Tiago NRG. “Tata Tiago NRG is a perfect car to own for our young, dynamic, tech-savvy Esports enthusiasts. We are extremely proud and excited that Tata Motors have partnered with us to promote Tiago NRG through a modern medium of Esports. This is the first of many events we have planned for the massive Esports enthusiasts’ community. With your love and support, we are sure to build an immensely respected brand,” Sharang Naicker further added.