Have you heard of the term “eSports”? Regardless if you are a gamer or not, you cannot avoid the ever-increasing popularity of these games and the way they are played competitively. Gone are the days when someone can tell you that you cannot gain anything from playing video games. Now, some people are considered professional players of a video game--and some of them are earning huge amounts of money not only as a player but also as a streamer for the game.
If you are a bettor, you probably know that more and more online sportsbooks are starting to offer the option to bet on eSports, and more others are following this trend. To know which ones are already on it, it would help for you to read reviews of 10CRIC, Dafabet, Betway and many others that might be able to help you with this matter.
While you are on that, here are some of the most popular eSports games that you can follow--if not play--right now.
League of Legends is developed by Riot Games and has been running for more than ten years now. The game managed to survive through constant updates, the regular rollout of new content, and many other gimmicks and events that always kept its players as well as its entire community alive and active.
The game, which falls under the genre of massive online battle arena games, takes two teams of a maximum of five players each, on a battlefield. Each player controls their character called their “Champion.” Each Champion has its class, and a team must have a balanced number of classes to have a strategic lineup. Each class has its role in the game and their play style.
The main objective of the game is to take over and destroy the base of the opposing team, called their Nexus. Each Nexus, however, is protected by a set of towers or turrets in three different lanes. Players must defend and at the same time attack and take down these turrets and eventually, the enemy Nexus.
DoTA 2 is a direct sequel to the classic Defense of The Ancients, a community mod that was made for Blizzard’s Warcraft II: Reign of Chaos. DoTA 2 was developed and published by Valve, and its annual tournament is called The International. So far, The International is known to rake in huge amounts of money from player purchases as part of the prize pool which reached one point to more than $30 million.
DoTA 2 is also a MOBA game, with the same objective of taking down turrets and taking over the base of the opposing team.
PlayerUnkown: Battlegrounds, or also simply as PUBG, is a first-person shooter game played in a battle royale format, where players play in an open-world map and fight against each other until one player is left alive. Although the game is not the first of its kind, PUBG was the first game to make the genre of battle royale as big as it is now.
In PUBG, a group of 100 players at the most are thrown on an island and they have to loot weapons and armors and fight and try to be the last man standing. A circle called the Playzone gets smaller and smaller as the game nears top its final minutes, and players are forced to go into the safe zone and eventually fight amongst each other.
One of the many games that spawned from the overwhelming success of PUBG, Fortnite became popular due to its added elements from the battle royale concept. In Fortnite, players can build items, weapons, use special items in-game, and perform other tricks and stunts that you cannot otherwise do in other games, such as PUBG, which is more grounded to realism.