India is one of the fastest-growing eSports markets, with a population of 1.3 billion people and many talented players. In India, investors are pouring money into the eSports industry. Career prospects are increasingly developing, and the future of eSports in India appears bright.
ESports is a type of competitive gaming that brings together players from all over the world from different genres and leagues to compete against one another. In 2019, the eSports industry had a net worth of 1.1 billion dollars, and it is predicted that by 2023, it will be around 2.16 billion dollars.
Is esports a viable career path?
Even though the eSports industry is growing in India, professional gamers have few career options. In general, though, the gaming industry has a lot to look forward to. You can work as a data handler to manage latency and connectivity problems in a game, or as a game developer to write code for AI integration, or as an in-game announcer to do voice-overs for various characters in a game, and so on.
Career choices are also not gender-biased, as they are in gaming; all required are strategies rather than physical power.
Upcoming eSports Competition
ESL, one of the world’s most famous eSports platforms, is hosting the India Premiership 2020, which Godwin Gaming sponsors. It has a prize pool of Rs. 1.15 crores and includes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Clash of Clans, FIFA 20, and PUBG Mobile.
When it comes to the rise in money, PUBG Mobile has always played a major role. The game’s popularity has skyrocketed, and it has now surpassed all other mobile eSports titles in terms of download. PUBG Mobile accounted for 40% of overall eSports prize money in 2019.
India’s eSports challenges and opportunities
Since eSports is all about online gaming, the pace of your Internet connection is a great place to start if you want to have a good gaming experience. A quick Internet connection makes a huge difference whether you’re aiming for a Victory Royale in “Fortnite” or the last person standing in PubG.
If you want faster internet, make sure your download speed – how quickly data is pulled from the cloud – and upload speed – how quickly you transfer data to others – are both secure. Similarly, familiarise yourself with the terms “ping” and “ping rate,” which refer to the speed at which your Internet connection responds.
Then there’s the issue of latency. Ping and latency are often used interchangeably, but there is a distinction to be made. The time it takes for the ping to return to the system is referred to as latency. It’s important to keep in mind that latency is determined by the quality of your internet connection, not its speed. But which of them is the most crucial? The effect of latency on game output is greater than any other factor.
This could be fatal for your gaming character. Another scenario is that if you’re playing a multiplayer game and your ping rate is high, your opponent’s actions will register faster than yours. Your chances of winning are drastically reduced. It takes more than just choosing the right hardware to get the speed just right. In India, you must also choose the appropriate operator.
On a global scale, India is just getting started in eSports, so the future holds a lot of promise for Indian e-Sports. With more job openings in gaming, the industry’s future looks bright.