Watching games online became a very popular activity and method for learning, informing, earning money, and having fun.
An experienced player or just a gaming newbie…it is not important. Either way, we are sure you were watching games online at least once. Online or maybe even live, in the gaming arena on the big screen, you are choosing your way!
Online way is much more approachable to people so that is why we are focusing a bit more on that option.
But what is so satisfying in that? There are many answers. Which reason or which combination of reasons is your answer?
Lack of money in your budget
Many people can’t afford to buy certain games so they are enjoying those games by watching others play. If you are in some kind of money crisis we believe that watching other people play the desired game, can decrease your pain and sadness of not having that possibility.
Learning about the strategy and skills
Learning and improving playing skills, needed to finish certain game levels or games, in general, are one of the most often reasons for watching games online. Some of the players just enjoy watching professionals playing and they admire professionals’ game skills but they don’t have an aspiration to practice and play on that level. But others strive to achieve a better score in a favorite game or even to become a professional player. In that case, watching professionals can help them in achieving their goals.
Of course, your reasons depend on your final goal. But let’s be honest, it is a pleasure to watch professionals doing something that we love to do – it’s like wellness for our hearts.
Watching games online as a shopping preparation
Exploring a new game and finding out more practical details about the game is another reason for watching games online. Maybe, if you watch other people play an expensive game you want to buy, you may find out that you actually don’t want to give all that money for that game. Although, at first, you wanted it so badly. And ka-ching, you saved money!
The revelation of new strategies
New strategies are always good for the brain practice, especially if you are playing games professionally or that is your final goal. Having more than one strategy while playing a game, ensures you a better score. Often, especially in Esport, you don’t know who you will be fighting. It is good to train your brain to switch in a second to another strategy if your current playing plan doesn’t work.
The more strategies you know the better chances you have to win the game – both if you are competing as an individual or as a part of the team.
People also like to relax and have fun, just like in other sports. While sitting down, drinking the favorite beverage, and eating snacks, alone or with friends, fun is guaranteed. Just watching other people playing the game or listening to comments related to the game can be a great source of fun and laugh.
Of course, it depends who is playing and who is commenting. But we bet you already have your favorites. 🙂
Streaming and earning money
Watching other people playing games online, commenting on what you see, and earning money? We are sure you are familiar with this activity.
Yes! Both commenting while others are playing or commenting while you are playing is a great way to earn money.
If you love the camera, and the camera loves you it is a great way to start an online business with your favorite game. Furthermore, if people watching this kind of content really like your content, this can’t end up bad.
The online world has so much to offer! Are you brave enough to try? Here are some basic tips!
What study says about motivation?
There was a questionnaire study conducted on 1097 examinees. The study, we read about on Science Direct, examined five distinct types of motivations and their relation to behavior and gratification.
If we look at the study results closer we can draw some general conclusions:
- More people are motivated in information seeking (for example about the game, strategy…) the more hours they will spend on the service and will watch more individual streamers.
- People who want to relax and feel like they belong to a certain group (related to certain games or similar) are more likely to watch streams more often.
- People who have the main aim to belong somewhere and blend in are more likely to take subscriptions.
We think this is a simple way to understand WHY in this subject. But remember, these are general information. We are all unique and according to that, we have unique combinations and shades of motivations.
Think about your reasons and let us know in the comment!
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