Introduction to Game Design and esport
Sport is a term that has developed over time to refer to any physical activity that involves physical exertion, whether it be a game of sport, contact sports, competitive dancing, gymnastics, skating, motor sports, rugby, golf and so on. A sport is a term that can be applied to any such activity that has been identified as being based on rules, objectives and competitions that are governed by a governing body and organized by a specific association. A sport can be considered as an organized activity when it meets the criteria of recognized organizations dedicated to the sport and when participants can be categorized on the basis of age, gender, ability and so on. In general, a sport can be divided into sports that are based on physical activity, skills, agility and stamina and there are many more.
Sports that are played in the virtual world are called e-sports. A recent example of an e-sport isMOBA, or massively online multiplayer Battle arena. This game develops the interaction between real people who participate in the battle arena using their personal computers. Players take turns being one of various players, each attempting to knock their opponent out of the game, and there are points that can be collected during a match. The game developers have made this game as a way of introducing new technology into an existing traditional sport like football and it has also developed a number of new and interesting sub-genres for people to enjoy.
With the growth and recognition of traditional sports, there has been a huge increase in the number of people playing with and watching these games online. Many people take for granted that there are rules and physical exertion that make up a sport but with the emerging popularity and recognition of e-sport, the game has created a number of sub-genres, including spectator gaming, performance gaming, interactive gaming and social gaming. Due to the fact that e-sport does not rely on the traditional principles of how a sport should work, many people have found that it is much easier to distinguish between what is considered a game and what is considered merely a recreational activity. In the future there will be no surefire way of classifying a game as it will be more of a mix of different activities which require the same principles of physical exertion.