Despite viewership being roughly 85% male and 15% female, with a majority of viewers between the ages of 18 and 34, female avid gamers have also played professionally. The recognition and recognition of esports first took place in Asia, specifically in China and South Korea, with the latter having licensed skilled players since 2000.
For nicely established games, total prize money can quantity to tens of millions of U.S. dollars a year. As of 10 September 2016, Dota 2 has awarded approximately US$86 million in prize money within 632 registered tournaments, with 23 gamers winning over $1 million. League of Legends awarded roughly $30 million inside 1749 registered tournaments, but along with the prize money, Riot Games supplies salaries for gamers within their League of Legends Championship Series. Nonetheless, there was criticism to how these salaries are distributed, since most gamers earn a fairly low wage however a number of … Read More