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The Rise of eSports
by Roland Li
Esports is one of the fastest growing—and most cutthroat—industries in the world. A confluence of technology, culture, and determination has made this possible. Players around the world compete for millions of dollars in prize money, and companies like Amazon, Coca Cola, and Intel have invested billions. Esports are now regularly played live on national TV. Hundreds of people have dedicated their lives to gaming, sacrificing their education, relationships, and even their bodies to compete, committing themselves with the same fervor of any professional athlete.
eSports: The Ultimate Gamer's Guide
The Who's Who and How-To of eSports
by Mike Stubbs
Competitive video gaming has taken the world by storm. Millions of viewers tune in across the world for matches, fans fill sold-out stadiums for the biggest events, and top players can make millions off a single game. Don’t get left out of this global phenomenon!
eSports: The Ultimate Gamer’s Guide is an in-depth overview of professional gaming for everyone from casual gamers to hardcore fans. Learn the history, rules, leagues, and top players of the world’s biggest competitive games, including Dota 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, FIFA, Call of Duty, and many more.
The Crazy Careers of Video Game Designers
by Arie Kaplan
Series: ShockZone ™ — Games and Gamers
You might think that working in the video game industry is all fun and, well...games. Jobs like combat designer and animator sound pretty exciting. But do you know what it really takes to do one of these jobs? Do you have the skills? The knowledge? Are you ready to work hard? Game designers create the images, sounds, and action that gamers enjoy. Find out if you can handle a job in this fast-paced industry.
How To Be a Professional Gamer
An eSports Guide to League of Legends
by Fnatic, Kikis, YellOwStar, Spirit, Febiven, Rekkles, Mike Diver
Since the very beginning of eSports, Fnatic have been competing at the highest level. In 2011, they won the World Championships and in 2015 they achieved the impossible: an entire regular season undefeated. In How to be a Professional Gamer, they take you inside the elite world of the sport, and into the world of competitive gaming. Sharing their knowledge, expertise, and strategies, it’s only a matter of time before you’re a world champion, too.
Including tips on game strategy, teamwork and mental strength, How to be a Professional Gamer is both a guide for how to improve as a regular gamer, and the story of Fnatic and how they’ve conquered the world of eSports.