Welcome to Esports 101

Holly Cowley
Holly Cowley

May 25th, 2021

Esports are sports

If I asked you to name a sport, I’d expect answers like ‘football’, ‘tennis’, ‘gymnastics’. Everything all of us have been playing since our school days. But what if I asked you what an eSport is? I’d wager many would struggle to define the term, much less give examples. While eSports might seem like a niche hobby, there were in fact approximately 42,000 eSports event attendees in 2019 in the UK alone (Ukie). eSports are a growing form of entertainment, and many may wish to get involved early on. Tell is here to help make that process as easy as possible. But first, what is an esport?

In short, an eSport is a video game played competitively. These competitions culminate in huge events and can be presented to an audience online or at a venue. The competition itself may be between professional players or teams. Whether you’ve heard of esports or not, you’ve almost definitely heard of the big names. Some of the most popular esports games right now are League of Legends, Call of Duty, Overwatch, Fortnite and Counterstrike.

Tell’s role in these tournaments is variable depending on the needs of that particular event. Essentially we want to be as useful to you as possible. Tell can play a role as the tournament organiser, the production company, and can handle the broadcast elements for your esports tournaments - from sourcing teams and talent to all aspects of the broadcast. Our team are experienced technical operators and are well-informed on the ins and outs of esports. However, the esports landscape is constantly shifting and changing in response to games gaining and losing popularity. In the instance where we are asked to host a more obscure game, we have close relationships with professional observers to spectate the in-game action to ensure our audience gets the best experience of our broadcast.

Tell is able to offer an all-in-one eSports package. We both host and organise the event, as well as handling the streaming and broadcasting. Our team has a vast experience in a range of media and are genuine fans of the games that we stream. We understand our clients’ requirements and know first-hand what audiences want and need from a quality esports event.