Electronic Sports - What is it?
"Esports", "E-sports", or "eSports" is a short form of "electronic sports". This is a term used to reference competitive video game play. Yes, there are professional esports players that play for monetary compensation.
To put this esports world in perspective, the esports market is expected to top $1B in annual revenue worldwide in 2019. Consequently, there are owners, teams, players, sponsorships, and prize money. Therefore, world-class players in the most popular games can earn over $2M in prize money per year.
Most of the current eSports market is in standard PC (personal computer) or console (Playstation/X-box) gaming. On the other hand, only recently with the proliferation of virtual reality (VR) technology have VR eSports arrived on the gaming scene. As a result, VR eSports is less than two years old as of 2018.