Every one wants their main sport to be considered as the popular sporting event in the world which to some extent makes popularity to be seen as if is based on perception.These has brought out the sense of underrating other sporting activities which one feels is not as popular as theirs.Below is an analysis of factors which determined the popular games in 2018.
The attractiveness of a game to the general public can definitely win it a front row in popularity index as people seek for something they can spend their free time doing or watching.Adittionally, if a sport attracts a lot of interest then it can have more people watching even if they are not participating and that already is popularity created by the media in collaboration with companies which provide financial support to those sports.If all sports were televised by mainstream media, then all sports could be at the same level but the corporates can be at loss because of lack of audience for their advertisements which they place on the media during such events as well as through sponsorship to teams and individuals who participate on events.
The perception held about a sport can determine its acceptance by the society.Sports are driven by financial backing from corporates and therefore, for large multinationals spanning across different markets they are looking for those sports which have support from different cultural setups and this has driven some sports down the popularity ladder because they are only designed for a specific group of people.People have an interest in sports which attract more money so that as they enjoy their sport they can also make a living out of the sport.Sports unite people from different parts of the world and is for this reason that, those games which incorporate such elements are more attractive to the general public.
Another phenomenal element which can contribute to the popularity of a sport is the level of excitement brought by the game.Sporting activities which bring out enthusiasm is likely to attract more people than a dull event with not excitement.When a sport is inclusive of many cultures it is bound to attract many people from different walks of life due to what is seen as equality among cultures.
In most cases, some of the talents are passed from one generation to the other and that has made some sports quite relevant over a long period of time.Those sports which have existed for longer in the gaming industry have spread across different regions globally making such events more popular.