A remote practice requires concentration and team work.
Esports is just as competitive and just as exhausting as any other sports.
Youre using your brain, youre communicating, youre having strategic plans
and its the same format as like baseball and stuff.
And its challenging like chess, says an eSports player who studies mathematics who says the skills are similar.
You can discuss multiple ways to solve one to get what wasnt same answer and
I feel like you can do the same thing in eSports.
ESports is a billion dollar industry with professional teams and competitions
that draw thousands of spectators who come to see the worlds top gamers.
The computer-based sport also offers professional opportunities.
Event planning, logistics, purchasing the business side is a big side of it, accounting and finances
So we try to do an event where we try to integrate all those aspects into the whole eSports event.
When not locked down at home, Pro players compete for trophies and prize money.
At the college level, some get involved for enjoyment.
All right lets just go for it and as you know Im here making a lot more friends and its really fun just be on a team.
This computer science student is developing job skills.
And now I help with the social media marketing, I make a lot of the promotional graphics.
I help with administering a current website for the Association.
Some professional athletes are turning to eSports in their time and isolation.
It offers virtual competition without boundaries and does the same for student players.
Essentially were able to compete with other people from across the world and get connected with other people
that we wouldnt typically be able to meet in person which is pretty neat if you ask me.
Professional teams are getting involved in online gaming as the line between sports and eSports starts to blur
and eSports comes into its own in a time of pandemic.
Michael Sullivan VOA news Los Angeles