Cable was the king of paid TV for a very long time until online streaming services came along. People are now ditching their rather expensive cable subscriptions for trendier options such as Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and YouTube. This has created an opportunity for new things like eSports. The best part? Internet TV is accessible worldwide. Staying in touch with your favourite online communities has never been easier.
Watch eSports Online
Live streaming is, without question, the most convenient way to watch competitive video gameplays. All you need is a stable internet connection and a device to get started. Tablet and phone users have two options – stream from a web browser or use an app. To use a web browser, point it to your favourite streaming site, sign up, and enjoy an endless playlist of your favourite games. App users, on the other hand, get even more personalised features.
Watch eSports in Person
It is tempting to think eSports is only available online, but that’s far from the truth. Some event organizers do live eSports tournaments in stadium settings, complete with big screens, live performances, and huge prizes. These events attract thousands of fans every time, and some operators have built dedicated eSport venues. Also, a couple of traditional sports arenas are making plans to accommodate electronic sports too. Ticket prices depend on several factors, including the organizers, sponsors, and location. But they typically fall in the £150 – £600 range.
Watch eSports on TV
eSports have not really gotten the attention of traditional TV, as they focus mainly on teenagers and young adults. However, ESPN, an American TV station, partnered with the Evolution Championship Series to air the Street Fighter V Grand finals in the US. Since then, traditional TV stations from all over the world are trying to catch this trend.