Esports represent a potential revenue stream for athletes and former athletes. However, this world can be confusing for the uninitiated. Here are – basic terms you need to know to understand the world of esports.
Caster or Shoutcaster
The commentator of a live esports event. Casters are becoming celebrities who rack up large amounts of followers—and money.
A videogame where two characters fight one-on-one. Some classic fighting game titles include Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and Tekken.
First-Person Shooter (FPS)
Here users experience the game from the point of view of a character they control. As its name implies, the main idea behind this type of game is to shoot as many opponents as possible. Some popular First-Person Shooters include Call of Duty and Counterstrike.
Short for “good game”, this acronym is used at the end of a game to acknowledge that both parties gave their all.
This is a business model where gaming companies offer some basic features for free, but require users to pay if they want to unlock additional levels or tools.
This is the strategy that gaming companies use to obtain extra revenue after a customer purchases a game. Monetization often involves in-game advertising or microtransactions where users purchase virtual item.
Role-Playing Games (RPG)
In this type of game, users control a character who must complete quests in a highly elaborated fictional world. Some popular Role-Playing games include Fallout, Witcher, and Skyrim.
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