Learn More About Esports With These 8 Books From Amazon

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Esports is booming. Valve

Esports continues to grow and more people are taking notice. In the past, esports was looked at as something "nerds" would do. However, with prize pools climbing into the millions, it has slowly started to enter the mainstream.

If you've ever wondered what esports is all about, wonder no more. We list down some of the books you can read to give you a good grasp of what this growing world is all about.

eSports is Business: Management in the World of Competitive Gaming

Esports has experienced growth and with it gained interest from other industries like sports, tech, and media. Since competitive gaming has a strong appeal to a young audience, managing business within this industry needs a rather unique strategy. This book gives a short history of the industry along with an overview of its various stakeholders. It also looks into how important governing principles have emerged in a business model network.

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It's not just games. Photo: Amazon

 

The Invisible Game: Mindset of a Winning Team

Professional gamers know that belonging to a team that has the best skills or the best strategy is not enough to win. Tournaments in real life are actually tougher than what you would expect. The book covers the needed mental development of esport players. It also helps to prepare the players' minds for a number of challenges, both on the map and in real life.

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Understand how players think. Photo: Amazon

 

The eSports Market and eSports Sponsoring

Digital games are a $100-billion industry. Like traditional sports, esports players train to be better and join established organizations. There is no question that the landscape is not like it was before. The book analyzes the different parts of the esports ecosystem and how they interact with one another.

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Marketing a team. Photo: Amazon

 

A Newborn Business: Esports

Many people continue to ask what esports is all about. It comes as no surprise that with the industry growing, many want to be part of it. Written by a managing director of a European esports organization, the book tries to answer many of the questions and predict what the future of esports looks like.

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Business is business. Photo: Amazon

 

The History of ESPORTS

There are those who ask why people play video games. There are also those who wonder how such a thing as esports came to be. The truth is there is no one answer. This is because the reasons vary from person to person. The book gives a walkthrough of decades of video gaming evolution, and profiles the paths some of the most prominent pro gamers. It even looks into some of the games like Quake, Super Smash Bros., and Dota.

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Learn more about esports. Photo: Amazon

 

eSports: The Ultimate Gamer's Guide: The Who's Who and How-To of eSports

Esports is taking the world by storm. Millions of viewers around the world tune in to watch the matches with fans also being able to fill sold-out stadiums. This book provides an in-depth overview of esports for everyone from the casual gamers all the way to the hardcore fans. Read and learn about the history and rules of many of the world’s biggest competitive games like Counter-Strike, Dota 2, League of Legends, and FIFA, to name a few.

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The ultimate guide. Photo: Amazon

 

E-Sports and the World of Competitive Gaming

The book examines the history of competitive video games and explores the controversies in the video game industry. It also looks into the future advances of esports.

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Competitive gaming. Photo: Amazon

 

Good Luck Have Fun: The Rise of eSports

Esports has grown with the combination of technology, culture, and determination. Players around the world compete for millions of dollars in prize money while big companies have invested billions. This book discusses some of the biggest names in the business and explores the players, companies, and games that have made it to the new major leagues. Learn more about Evil Geniuses and how the organization started as a gaming group in a college dorm and is now a multi-million dollar empire. However, also explore the dark side of esports with a look at labor troubles and drug abuse, among others.

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The rise of esports. Photo: Amazon
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