Without a doubt, if there were no titles like League of Legends, Overwatch, CS: Go, and Dota, we wouldn’t be able to talk about eSports today. These titles were the ones to first bring video games into the spotlight and turn them into sports. Of course, some people would say that eSports are not actual sports, but many would argue with them. eSports have become quite popular in the past few years, and given the tournaments that have more and more viewers every year, it’s safe to say that eSports will not stop here. Recently, a video game played by two people was watched by more than 600,000 people at the same time. If not else, this should really make people think of eSports as real sports.
As we already stated, Overwatch, league of Legends, CS: Go, and Dota 2 are currently the most popular eSports titles. While these games will always be famous for turning eSports into what they are today, new titles are coming and they will most likely make eSports even more popular. The most promising upcoming titles seem to be Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, Quake Champions, Dragon Ball Fighter Z, Gwent: The Witcher Game, and SoulCalibur VI. All of these titles are promising and they could easily become just as popular as the current famous eSports titles are.
According to Sports Betting Dime, we could even expect eSports to become a part of the Olympic games. We might not see eSports in the program of next Olympics, however, if they stay as popular as they are or they become even more popular, we can expect eSports tournaments to air on the Olympic Channel on a regular basis. They already made their debut on this particular channel just before the winter Olympics this season. This is definitely a sign that people, even Olympics official start taking eSports quite seriously and they consider adding them to the program.
At this point, it seems that those who don’t agree with adding eSports to the Olympics Games don’t actually have a problem with video games as such, but they disagree with the violence that is promoted by them. Then again, this is exactly what eSports and video games fans like about these games, so it’s hard to imagine that we will see peaceful eSports titles anytime soon. Of course, there are quite a few video games that are based on physical sports and these titles could easily make it into one of the next Olympics.
If eSports are to join the Olympics Games, serious regulations would be needed. Unfortunately, introducing new rules and committees usually takes a lot of time. Even so, optimistic people think that eSports, at least the mild ones, could become a part of the Olympic Games as soon as 2024. There still are a few years to wait until then, but it might actually be worth waiting for. By 2024 game developers could come up with interesting titles that would fit the Olympics regulations and still be worth watching by thousands of people.