1. Esports Vs Gaming
Comparing esports to gaming is like comparing Apples and Oranges. These are two separate things.
Esports requires a certain set of skills and training and is a professional sport which involves salaries and a specific pool of prize money.
Gaming is considered more of a casual activity which is primarily for entertainment. Though esports is also entertainment, there is a lot of hard work and dedication that an esport athlete puts in to become a professional.
An esports gamer practices and hones his skills for hours in-order to perfect his movements on the keyboard while simultaneously coordinating with team mates.In a typical esports game, a gamer clicks the mouse approximately 80-400 times and presses around 9 keys on the keyboard with his left hand 400 times in a minute. He is in an environment where his total responses are over 1,000 times a minute. The physical performance required from an esports athlete is not doable by any casual gamer.Akshath Rathee, Managing Director, Nodwin Gaming
Esports has gained recognition in international sporting events like the Asian Games as well where last year in September, India won bronze in esports.
A 23-year old gamer from Gujarat, Tirth Mehta won the country’s first ever e-sports medal, though it wasn’t added to the countries medal tally and was moreover introduced on a trial basis.
This form of sport could also be considered to be featured in the Olympics in times to come. It’s that serious!