Kids don’t listen to your parents when they say you will never make a living playing a video game. The times have changed, and now Filipino e-sport players can make a good living from professional gaming; however, you should always respect and listen to your parents.
It is no surprise that the younger generation is spearheading the e-sports revolution with sponsorships, tournaments, and subscription-based streaming services. With so many different avenues today, it is easier than ever to make money online playing games, but the competition is fierce.
How Much Do Professional Gamers Make?
According to YCP Solidiance, the average pro player in the League Championship Series, a professional League of Legends tournament in the USA, was $410k. According to Forbes, the top e-sport organizations earn more than $15 million annually, with most of the income generated from merchandise, sponsorships, and franchising.
In 2022, the e-sports industry is predicted to generate around $3 billion in revenue worldwide. With the popularity of gaming and the fact that competition games have been around for a while, e-sports are expected to produce more income in the future.
Around the world, the popularity of different titles varies, but in the world of e-sports, a few games have dominated the competitive gaming world for some time now. Some of the most popular e-sport games of 2022 include Dota 2, League of Legends, and Counterstrike.
In the Philippines, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is one of the most popular titles and is a mobile variation of the popular League of Legends. It is estimated that in more than half the country, nearly 110 million people play video games.
E-sport games fall under six major categories.
- Fighting Games (Smash Brother, Mortal Combat)
- Real-time strategy (Warcraft, Starcraft)
- First-person shooters (Counterstrike, Apex)
- Online multiplayer battles (Dota 2, League of Legends)
- Sport Games (Madden, FIFA, NBA2k)
- Digital Card Games (Pokemon)
Betting On e-Sports
When it comes to betting on e-sports legally from the Philippines, online sportsbooks have odds for professional competitions from around the world.
While you won’t find all the titles of games with odds, it is possible to bet on Dota 2 or League of Legends competitions from around the world. With e-sport odds, you can bet on the individual matchups, teams, or future odds for upcoming events. Online sportsbooks like BetOnline have a whole section of e-sport odds to explore.