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eSports: the past, the present, the future

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Date 9 November 2017
Time 12:00 - 13:00
Organised by Klim Mikhailov
Klim Mikhailov

Everyone likes playing games. From board games to real-time strategy games, people play every single minute all over the world. Some of them, however, enjoy getting competitive with their games. Nowadays much attention is drawn to the electronic sports (eSports, in short), a type of competition when professional gamers, in teams or on their own, battle against each other on a particular computer game. Huge eSports tournaments now happen in big arenas with large crowds, and even larger number of fans watching online. eSports have become extremely popular over the past few years and many companies begin realising there is a lot of money that they can make from them. Meanwhile, the winners of eSports competitions can go home with thousands and more in prize money, so there is serious cash involved. What makes eSports so popular? Can eSports be truly considered as a sport? What does a typical "workday" for a professional eSports player look like? In my pizza talk, you will get to know the physics of eSports better!