Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. Ну Ньюби, тащите за стальные яйца! Jump to navigation Jump bets dota 2 search This article is about video game competitions.

For simulated sports in video games, see sports game. Although organized online and offline competitions have long been a part of video game culture, these were largely between amateurs until the late 2000s when participation by professional gamers and spectatorship in these events saw a large surge in popularity. The increasing availability of online streaming media platforms, particularly Panda. Sports audience in 2015 was 226 million people. The earliest known video game competition took place on 19 October 1972 at Stanford University for the game Spacewar. In the summer of 1980, Walter Day founded a high score record keeping organization called Twin Galaxies.

During the 1970s and 1980s, video game players and tournaments began being featured in popular websites and magazines including Life and Time. In the 1990s, many games benefited from increasing internet connectivity, especially PC games. Although large tournaments were founded before the 21st century, the number and scope of tournaments has increased significantly, going from about 10 tournaments in 2000 to about 260 in 2010. In April 2006 the G7 teams federation were formed by seven prominent Counter-Strike teams.

Blizzard Entertainment announced the Overwatch League, based on its Overwatch game, in 2016, with its inaugural regular season featuring twelve teams starting in January 2018. NBA 2K League, using the NBA 2K game series. Labeling video games as sports is a controversial point of debate. In 2013, Canadian League of Legends player Danny «Shiphtur» Le became the first pro gamer to receive an American P-1A visa, a category designated for «Internationally Recognized Athletes». In 2014, Turkey’s Ministry of Youth and Sports started issuing e-Sports Player licenses to players certified as professionals. Sports in Japan had not flourished due to the country’s anti-gambling laws that also prevent paid professional gaming tournaments, but there were efforts starting in late 2017 to eliminate this issue.

A number of games are popular among professional competitors. The tournaments which emerged in the mid-1990s coincided with the popularity of fighting games and first-person shooters, genres which still maintain a devoted fan base. In addition to allowing players to participate in a given game, many game developers have added dedicated observing features for the benefit of spectators. This can range from simply allowing players to watch the game unfold from the competing player’s point of view, to a highly modified interface that gives spectators access to information even the players may not have.

In response to the release of virtual reality headsets in 2016, some games, such as Dota 2, were updated to include virtual reality spectating support. A very common method for connection is the Internet. Additionally, competitions are also often conducted over a local area network or LAN. The smaller network usually has very little lag and higher quality. Because competitors must be physically present, LANs help ensure fair play by allowing direct scrutiny of competitors.

Individual games have taken various approaches to LAN support. Sports tournaments are almost always physical events in which occur in front of a live audience. The tournament may be part of a larger gathering, such as Dreamhack, or the competition may be the entirety of the event, like the World Cyber Games. Beginning with the Cyberathlete Professional League in 1997, tournaments became much larger, and corporate sponsorship became more common. For well established games, total prize money can amount to millions of U.