Two teams playing video games against each other and many people are spectating them.
The first impression sounds strange but what I am talking about is E-Sport or electronic sport – it’s like ordinary sport. There are teams playing against each other.
There are different games that are played, for example at Gamescom in Cologne there were played games like DotA 2, League of Legends and Counter Strike. E-Sport is not just a little edge appearance, it’s a really emerging scene.
For example at the League of Legends World finals were 40.000 viewers, a lot more were watching the games per live-streams and this event was also broadcast on television in the USA. The games are live commented and there are also interviews with the players after the matches, just like after a football match. In Germany the E-Sport has his home in Cologne with the location of the ESL, the electronic sports league. The ESL has 4 million members and about 950 thousand teams. The German Olympic Sport Association did not accept E-Sport as a sport because of the missing physical activity. In countries like the USA, South Korea, Sweden, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Great Britian and China E-Sports are a official accepted sport.