In eSport, there is Sport. So why is it so difficult for esports professionals to have their discipline recognised as a real sport? The mystery remains intact. Because eSport takes up the codes of any other sporting discipline.
It starts with many common values: team spirit and competition, respect or surpassing oneself. Some teams are as famous in players as Real Madrid is in football. As for the players, some are real stars.
They then have a significant impact on young people and sometimes put their notoriety at the service of causes, associations.
In September 2017, for example, around thirty big names in Europe streaming and eSports come together to help the victims of Hurricane Irma. In almost 60 hours, the eSport d community has raised more than 450,000 euros! Four years later, this same event raised 10 million euros for Action Against Hunger.
Like the stars of other sports, eSport players are also sought after by brands. Peripheral manufacturers and other recognised brands in the world of video games are vying for contracts to equip the greatest players and, thus, appear to the greatest number.
When a young player excels in his ground he is quickly spotted and then selected to join a professional structure.
In the world of video games, the same principle applies. The best players organise themselves into teams, in increasingly better organised and equipped structures: special jerseys, equipment, premises dedicated to training and even coaches, everything is there!
Moreover, professional players have seen their profession transform to adopt all the codes of other sports.
Thus, the players of the big teams are compelled to a strict hygiene of life with a precise schedule. They are accompanied by a staff made up of coaches, nutritionists, physiotherapists, etc.