Behind the Growth of Moby Games and ESL
Sport is a very popular form of competitive sport with video games being the main medium through which these esport events take place. Online esport competitions are often taken-up by amateur gamers who wish to earn money or respect in such a way as is possible only through the game of esport. Online spectator viewing of these high profile tournaments is the way most countries around the world find time to sit and watch their favorite teams play out their hearts out.
Moba Games, also known as MABLox, is a new social networking website that seek to use the internet to bring together game developers, game testers, and gaming enthusiasts who have an aim to promote the further development of multiplayer online battle arena games. Moba Games was founded by the famous game developer Valve Corporation, the giant software producer located in the headquarters of Valve Corporation in Seattle, Washington. The site has so far raised more than six hundred million dollars in capital raising and is expecting another two billion dollar raise in the year ending next June. As of this writing, Moba Games has established twenty studios all over the world that are working on new and exciting esport games. In this sense, the esport scene in Moba Games is no different from any other game developer’s in that the goal is to increase the market for the game through marketing and exposure, which ultimately bring in more revenue and success.
It is easy to say that Moba Games and its esport division are simply following in the footsteps of other successful e-sport companies like ESL and Valve, but it would be unfair to say that they are not on their own. In fact, Valve Corporation has openly stated that they are very much interested in supporting e-sport and seeing the industry grow both online and offline. We cannot deny the fact that e-sport is growing in popularity each day. We also cannot deny the fact that Valve Corporation is taking a proactive approach to this by investing in the future of e-sport and its future growth.