Simracing as an esport was already well on its way to becoming mainstream, but just like a lot of other online activities, simracing got a massive boost in growth due to the global pandemic. With real-life Formula 1 drivers like Max Verstappen, Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc joining in to compete, viewership on Twitch (and sometimes even national television) have reached new all-time highs.
None could have predicted the explosive growth of gaming and esports. For many years now, both industries have been booming, shattering expectations and painting a new perspective of the future of entertainment, social interaction and athleticism.
For someone who only plays games casually (or doesn’t play at all), the esports community might seem very intimidating at first. No worries, here at ETT, we decided to provide a short guide on what you should know before you start getting into esports.