What is Esports?

Esports (also known as electronic sportse-sports, or eSports) is a form of competition using video games. Esports often takes the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players, individually or as teams. Although organized competitions have long been a part of video game culture, these were largely between amateurs until the late 2000s, when participation by professional gamers and spectatorship in these events through live streaming saw a large surge in popularity. By the 2010s, esports was a significant factor in the video game industry, with many game developers actively designing and providing funding for tournaments and other events.


TAKE OVER -  Brushy Esports is on a mission to take over AND will do so.


In the ’80s and ’90s, when the first video games for consoles were born (who’s a huge fan of Atari or Nintendo here?), they were conceived as a hobby or moment of leisure, were being useful in a particular game only served to boast and brag in front of friends of the skills that one had with the console. At the time, it was a utopia to imagine that you could make a living from video games (actually the thought that it was anymore than just a hobby was non-existent), except for those who made them, who made a living from it. Today, however, professional gamers in the esports industry already make a living as video game players, very successfully too! This makes many young people and teenagers want to be professional gamers to earn much money and retire soon as if they were a World Cup star.

How Can Playing Games be a Sport?

People who are not in the gamer environment often associate the word video game with obese kids who never leave their room and who lack a social life. But that is far from the reality nowadays. They go further when they hear the word esports (electronic sports). People argue to say it can’t be a sport because there’s no physical activity or because they’re competing sitting down.

Paradoxically, the public considers that motoring, in which the driver is in a seat when competing, or archery, an Olympic discipline in which the one who equips a bow and arrow standing in just one place, are. Others claim that chess in its competitive version is a mental sport (and is recognized as such by the International Olympic Committee). So… why the one and not the other? There is widespread prejudice as to what is right for the mind and what is a hobby or nonsense.

The image that comes to mind the most if we think of someone who plays chess is a kind of genius, a crack of tactics and strategy, a person who uses his brain to the maximum for a very mental game. What is the difference between chess and the League of Legends or the Counter-Strike (to cite two popular games here)? To the surprise of many, in these esports, the winner is not the one who presses a button the fastest, but the brain must be used as much or often more. The ability to think quickly and react even quicker in these popular esport titles are a skill that very few consider to have.

All three are strategy games we’ve mentioned: chess, League of Legends or Counter Strike, in which you have to think about a tactic based on the opponent’s style of play and modify it throughout the game to ultimately come out on top. A false move can make you lose but, in esports, unlike chess, you have to react before your opponent, and a tenth of a second already made the difference.

The most popular Esports is played in teams, and the objective is usually to eliminate the opponent or destroy their base. When everyone faces each other, there is a display of reflexes in which the player must attack, defend, and help his teammates, all in thousandths of seconds, while the opponent does the same. The head is used in all its splendor (LoL, Dota 2, Overwatch, CSGO, Paladins, Smite, Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty, are clear examples). If the chess player is a genius… why not the gamer? After all, there is more variables at play in any top 5 esport title than there is in a game of chess, not to say one is better or not.

“ Just play .Have fun. Enjoy the game.”—Michael Jordan



Cody Walters

Noah Miller

What grades are a part of the Brushy Esports Team?

5th - 8th Grade boys and girls.

Here are some of the latest games for our Esports league.


Battle with other Schools Nation wide and compete for 5 Championship Titles.

  • MarioKart

  • Super Smash Bros

  • MInecraft

  • Rocket League

  • Chess

  • Knockout City