If you are reading this, we imagine you already are into eSports. This imagination will actually help us explain eSports Bar better.
Have you ever watched an exciting, the ‘the-edge-of-the-seat’ type of an online game? If yes – don’t you feel like watching this with friends or a group of like-minded people? eSports Bar came into existence to cater to this VERY need. These bars are pretty similar to a traditional sports bar; the only difference being they focus primarily on online gaming.
Let’s find out how Collins Dictionary defines a sports bar.
Sports Bar Definition:
‘a bar or tavern featuring numerous television sets and, often, projection TV systems, which allow patrons to watch a variety of sporting events’
eSports ones are not very different either.
Esports Bar Definition:
The concept of these bar is comparatively new, and there is so no definition of the term yet. However, Korea Game Desk defines eSports Bar as,
‘a bar or tavern featuring numerous television sets and, often, projection TV systems, which allow patrons to watch a variety of esporting events’
Do you know that some of these bars even allow you to play the games?
Here is what a typical eSports bar looks like.
What Does an eSports Bar typically Offer
Here is what you can do at these bars.
1- Discover The Popular Games
Watching an esports event at a gaming bar is a whole new experience. You not only view the action live but also get a chance to interact with people who know more about it than you do. You always learn more about the game, strategies, players, and whatnot.
2- Make New Gaming Friends
You may enter the bar alone, but it is highly likely that you will be making many friends. Friends who love the esports as you do.
3- Eat & Drink While Doing What You Love
While you socialize, most bars offer snacks, drinks, and more. Once the game begins, the atmosphere is like watching it live in an esports arena. People chant slogans, make all kinds of noises, and have the time of their lives – all this with their favorite drink and chips in hand.
4- Casual Hangout
eSports bar are a perfect spot for a casual meetup or a date as well. Even if your partner is not really into eSports, the atmosphere is likely to impress.
5- Chance To Meet The Celebrities
Famous Korea eSports celebrities are spotted frequently at these bars. So, if you are a crazy Faker fan or simply love Pokimone’s smile – they might just be around the corner. eSports bar can be a perfect place to get up close and personal with your favorite esports celebrity, learn more about their lives, get an autograph on your arms.
Suppose you bump into Pokimane in one of Korea esports bar, what would you do? A selfie? An autograph? Or something really crazy? Tell us in the comments section below.