Traditional sports are gradually losing their popularity and giving way to more innovative entertainment. Young people prefer to spend time on sites such as Twitch and YouTube. Generation Z is more interested in innovation and the latest technology than ordinary sporting events. Many sites with sportsbooks and live casino games are aware of this and offer virtual sports betting.
What makes eSports better than real sports?
Gameplay, that constantly evolving.
Perhaps for some, this is not such a clear advantage, and for some, it is even a disadvantage. These are people who prefer traditional sports and don’t embrace the changes that are taking place in the entertainment industry, said Shangri La CEO Darren Keane. They can watch the same games almost endlessly and say what they are interested in.
But if you analyze it, nothing changes from competition to competition. Yes, you will see new athletes and other lineups, but the essence remains the same. The rules are always the same, which means that the strategy and tactics that the participants can apply also do not change from year to year. Therefore, eSports with its constantly released patches, new characters, and strategies are clearly much more interesting.
For example, if you were a League of Legends player, but got into something else for a while, and then returned to the game after only six months, you will find that everything is new here. The item shop has been completely updated with over 10 new champions added, and one of the main maps has been completely redesigned.
Free high-definition broadcasts with no access restrictions.
Of course, many people are used to watching sports by connecting to digital television. You can even sometimes get free access by taking advantage of a promotion or finding a video on the internet. But most often you will have to pay for a specific broadcast or buy a subscription.
So, for example, if you are not ready to pay money for the next UFC fight, but really want to watch it, you might be out of luck. Finding pirated videos is getting harder and harder. Companies that sell broadcasts have an interest in removing all free links as quickly as possible. So you won’t be able to find anything. Perhaps after some time, these companies themselves will open access to the video, but who will need it?
Now compare this with competitions held by eSports organizations. To understand what we are talking about, just open the main page of Major League Gaming. The first thing that catches your eye is a huge banner. Read what it says right in the middle. “Free live streaming of the most popular eSports games,” said Darren Keane from Shangri La. Nobody asks you to deposit money and buy the right to watch the broadcast.
Just press the button and join the thousands of spectators who also enjoy exciting competitions for free. Even if you have to watch a few commercials, it will not spoil the experience in any way. Agree, compared to having to pay for cable or satellite TV, this is such a minor inconvenience that you do not pay attention to.
You won’t have to face cultural or racial rejection
Traditional sports have earned a bad reputation due to the constant scandals associated with the rejection of other races or sexual orientations. And it’s completely deserved.
For example, not a week goes without a mention in the press of football fans who are accused of racist actions or slogans. It has nothing to do with real sport and leaves a very unpleasant impression after the competition. As for eSports events, everything here is much more loyal and tolerant.