I’m one of the 300,000 people that has been watching the Dreamhack Masters quarter finals live today over on twitch. For those who don’t know what the Dreamhack masters are, its a computer game tournament where a bunch of professional Counter Strike teams go head to head to find the best team.
You can find the schedules for the games here. Todays games look like this –
|11:00||Na`Vi vs. TyLoo – BO3|
|14:00||Team Dignitas vs. EnVyUs – BO3|
|17:00||mousesports vs. GODSENT – BO3|
|20:00||NiP vs. Virtus.pro – BO3|
I’m writing about this because E-Sports are becoming so big and they’re only getting bigger. 5 Years ago you wouldn’t see tournaments like this, playing any game. Twitch didn’t exist and the fan base wasn’t massive. Today the fan base is massive and Dreamhack has over 60,000,000 views on twitch.
There’s so many different E-Sport games available now, from Call of Duty to League of Legends. New games are always being added to the E-Sports scene, like Rocket League which was added late last year.
Going back to Dreamhacks and Counter Strike. These professional teams
amaze me. The skills shown in the tournament are incredible and inspiring. KennyS a player for team Envy showed off the best AWP shots I will probably ever see. Amazing.
I’m going to finish up here because the next match is about to start. I think E-Sports is a super exciting scene at the minute, it offers some great entertainment and also inspires the gaming community. I look forward to seeing where it goes!
Tom – Twitter