Computer gaming is very popular, spanning every corner of the world. eSports has become a 1.1 billion-dollar industry attracting more than 728 million users (Newzoo, Global Esports & Live Streaming Market Report, 2021), with the U.S. making up 55.76% of the global eSports jobs. The eSports industry is unique in the fact that it’s digital, global, diverse and offers both career opportunities as well as recreational fun.
UMGC is adding eSports as a student club, with a chance to compete individually and as part of a team. The University will be joining an online gaming platform so that teams can compete against other colleges and universities. Since the vast majority of UMGC students are remote, members of the UMGC eSports team will need to have their own resources to compete. You are interested in joining the UMGC eSports team.
Use this forum to address the following:
1. What gaming console and controllers would you need? Assume a wide variety in the games that can be played, including Madden NFL, League of Legends, Super Smash Brothers, FIFA, and many more.
2. What are the specs for a new gaming PC? You should include a case, graphics card, processor, memory, and monitor.
3. Is there any additional hardware needed?