What is Esports? Which games are included in Esports? How to become an Esports player, Which documents are required? What are the salaries of players? Here are the details.
Esports competition is in full spate all around the world. The popularity of this sector is increasing day by day. So, what is E sports? What qualities do you need to become an Esports player? Here are the 6 things that you should know about E-Sports.
6 things you should that you should know about E-Sports
1- What is ESports?
Esports is the competition of teams with professional players in some computer and mobile games in national and international stages. E-sports is a combination of electronic and sports words. Esports’ only difference from other sports is that is played in the digital environment. E sports has become a sport that competition has increased with more than 200 million fans. Like stadiums, there are arenas that are developing just only for Esports. One of the arenas is located in Atasehir, Istanbul.
Moreover, Turkish E-Sports Federation (TESFED) established by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Youth and Sports in 2018.
2- How to become an Esports player?
The sector is rapidly growing and attracts attention of young people. People who want to become an esports player need to decide which game to proceed. Moreover, those who want to become esports player have to take their time to achieve professional level.
If you reach high rankings in the games you play, coaches and scouts of the professional teams will reach you. Before a team offers a contract to you, you must own the Esports license under the “Developing Sports” category within the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
3- How to get the Esports license?
The documents you need in order to get the esports license are as follows:
- Republic of Turkey Identity Number
- Health report
- Filled registration form
- 2 passport photographs
Once completing these documents, you must send the documents and contract to the team manager. Documents that needed for license are approved by district directorate later in the registry license service. You can find the necessary information from the ministry’s website.
4- How much are the Esports player salaries?
Wages of esports players depend on the league, team, game, and player criteria. For instance, Johan “N0tail” Sundstein is the top paid player in Dota 2 game. For the League of Legends, the top paid player is Lee Sang with almost $1.5 million. In Counter Strike, which is a well-known game in our country, the top paid player is Özgür “woxic” Eker. Özgür is one of the top paid players with around 280 thousand dollars.
If you are talented enough, you can determine your salary. There are also side incomes such as advertising and sponsorship revenue. Donations from live streams on digital streaming platform Twitch and additional income from special tournaments will increase the money you earn.
5- What qualities do you need to become an Esports player?
If you want to become a professional, support of your family and friends is very important because it is not very likely to improve yourself and reach the advance levels within 3-4 days. Another element that teams pay attention is your communication and coordination with your teammates.
In the game, it is not enough to reach top levels all the time. For this, developing yourself in in-game communication would be beneficial to you. If all these elements are present, two things remain. First one is a computer that will be sufficient in the game you want to progress. Second one is a sufficient internet infrastructure.
Your synergy with the team and communication has to be strong. Beside playing the game well, A good team communication and synergy will put you ahead of your rivals. Speaking about in-game communication, let’s also mention “Gaming House”. Gaming Houses are the houses or offices that opened by teams for the players. In the Gaming Houses apart from at least 5 players also coaches, analysts, and team managers are located.
These houses are not only affecting your in-game communication and team synergy, but also your relationship, communication with your teammates, and social life. Good team synergy and communication are the two most important elements in Esports.
6- Which games are included in Esports?
- League of Legends
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2
- Starcraft II
League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive are the top games that take place in e-sports sector. When we look at the prize pool, we can see that Dota 2 has been in the first ranks for years.
So, are you interested in esports area? Have you considered becoming an esports player? You can share it in the comments.
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