Firstly, when explaining esports to someone, it’s important to stress that it’s not just about spending time playing games. This is a common misconception, and the manner in which esports is presented in the media lends to this misconception.
Whilst gaming is a huge element of the industry, there are so many opportunities and avenues behind the scenes that allow the industry to run and develop.
The term esports, or electronic sports, refers to competitive video gaming, where two or more people compete against one another to fight for the win. This definition of the term only really explicitly covers the gaming element of the industry, which can limit an understanding of everything that goes on in the wider world of esports.