Gaming is one of the many things everyone loves to do in their pastime, especially Filipinos! In fact, gaming is so popular all around the Philippines that eSports became a popular means of bringing gamers together in a friendly match to decide who emerges triumphant! Besides, who doesn’t want to see a couple of competitive gamers duking it out to see who’s the best among them?
eSports in the Philippines has grown to tremendous heights. This isn’t really surprising because other countries such as the United States, South Korea, Japan, and even China have hosted numerous eSports events that are really popular with the gaming masses frequently coinciding with online game releases. But what exactly are/is eSports? Here are some things you’ll need to know about eSports:
- Philippine eSports Tournaments Are of the Online Variant
When it comes to eSports in the Philippines, the games usually in store for competitors are none other than the online variant, which are games played online that can really rack up a massive audience of players to participate. In fact, when talking about online games included in the event, the most famous category would be the MMORPG variant, with games such as League of Legends (LoL), Defense of the Ancients (DOTA), Heroes of Newearth (HoN), and even some classic games such as Ragnarok, RAN Online, and of course, World of Warcraft (WoW).
2. Many of the Games Used in eSports in the Philippines are Relatively Classical
Speaking of the aforementioned games above, while the grand eSports community of the country is relatively new, the overall concept of gaming in the Philippines is actually a classic aspect for many to reminisce about in today’s times. With games such as Ragnarok, RAN Online, and World of Warcraft being around for at least a decade, meeting up with friends in tiny computer shops were basically the start of the typical eSports tournament we all know and love!
Other games such as Counter Strike, Wolfenstein, and Left 4 Dead also make great additions to this list due to their massive reliability on cooperation between teammates, as well as friendly, yet no-holds-barred matches between you and your friends.
3. Different Consoles Can Play Host to eSports Tournaments
When it comes to different games for eSports, the one concept considered by many to be ‘diverse’ and ‘versatile’ in terms of consoles used, which in turn can widen the scope of gaming as we know it. Different consoles such as the PlayStation, the Nintendo 64, the Nintendo Game Cube, or even the good ol’ PC can really give players a variety of options on what to use to play their games, most especially now that online gaming is an all-around thing nowadays. Either way, each and every one of these games can be a part of something grand as an eSports tournament.
All the stuff you need to know about eSports are sure to set you on the right path towards experiencing the ultimate gaming experience. So, grab your friends, set up your games and get to grinding!