The Novel Coronavirus wallops us. The most advanced healthcare systems have succumbed to this mysterious virus. Countries like the USA, Italy, and Spain have no clue how to deal with this pandemic. They are facing a shortage of beds, healthcare staff, ventilators, and whatnot. Who would have thought the leaders of the superpowers of the world would have no answer to a microscopic enemy.
As coronavirus continues to claim more lives and affects thousands of others, we have decided to look at the brighter side of the picture.
Coronavirus & eSports:
The outbreak has consumed sporting activities around the world. Soccer, cricket, tennis, and you name it. Organizers witnessed what they could never imagine – EMPTY STADIUMS. The sight was heartbreaking.
eSports has been on the receiving end as well. Lots of events got canceled since the wake of the novel coronavirus. eSports, however, find an opportunity amidst the pile of challenges.
eSports has the potential to offer a lot to people who otherwise would be more interested in other content.
If you are a traditional sports player (or an enthusiast), the lockdown situation makes it almost impossible for you to practice. eSports, on the other hand, is well-suited to the lockdown lifestyle. With a computer at home, and the Internet you can play many games online.
eSports is already a billion-dollar industry, and now more than ever, it can provide a great alternative to traditional sports.
Fans of traditional sports would generally fill the stadiums to watch their favorite teams and players play. Due to coronavirus, this is now not possible. With fans staying home, eSports could prove as a viable alternative. Most eSports events are broadcasted live on the Internet, and you can watch them on Twitch or YouTube.
More Players Online:
eSports can also be a great activity amidst the lockdown. You can stay mentally fit and get into a healthy competition. This is exactly what’s happening as Steam (an online gaming platform) has reported a massive spike to the online number of players.
In short, the world is online, and the world is playing!
Coronavirus & eSports – Conclusion:
More than the novel coronavirus, what we fear is people going down into depression. There is hardly anything positive on the news since the coronavirus outbreak. This depression is more dangerous than the disease itself.
Gaming is positive, and we believe it could help the people staying indoors (and away from all the negativity in the news). We hope and pray that we get rid of the pandemic soon and that all the festivity of the world comes back!
Until that happens, get on your computers and START PLAYING!