Esports is a sports-related term used for video game competitions that occur between different players around the world.
The tournaments get organized in a way where the winner, individual or team who wins the tournament gets cash prizes.
Video games competitions did not use to get this much recognition in the early 20s but as time passed, around 2010 it started getting great recognition and now the current era is in front of you.
Top 5 eSports competitive games
In this article, we will be showing you the top 5 competitive games which are most recognized around the world.
CSGO was released in 2012, developed by Valve.
This game has a vast history. Counter-Strike Global Offensive is the 4th instalment of counter-strike series. This game did not take so long to get recognised around the world as players had an idea about its mechanics and how is it going to be. The first game of Counter-Strike was released near the late 90s and early first decade of this century.
But the game made its way into professional gaming after CSGO. Many events of CSGO championship occur every year such as ESL one and Dreamhack where thousands of people go and watch the matches live.
Teams from all over the world participate in such tournaments. It won’t be wrong if we call CSGO the core of eSports games.
PUBG which was released back in 2017 also made its way to the world of competitive games in its quite initial stages. The game is developed and published by PUBG Corporation.
It attracted people because of its real-life mechanics and gun-fights inspired gameplay.
Many famous Twitch streamers started streaming the game that made people more curious about it. The game is based on the hunger games concept. Many competitive tournaments of this game happen every year where professional gamers participate from all over the world and win recognition and obviously some huge cash prizes.
LoL was released almost 11 years ago from now but still considered one of the most famous PC game right now as a huge number of people give their time to it every day.
League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena video game which seems quite similar to DOTA 2 for casual viewers but if you like that genre and follow it then you must know the differences. The game was developed and published by Riot Games.
This game is so much in eSports tournaments especially in EU and NA regions where many competitive events are organised annually. Players from all over the world participate in such events. The game is definitely old but Riot Games has still managed it, to keep it maintained and fresh for the players as they keep updating it with some fresh game-related items.
Another battle-royale game who is really into the people who like this genre. Fortnite was released back in 2017. The game is developed by an American based game development company called Epic Games.
Fortnite is a third-person shooter, free to play game that gives cartoonish vibe to the players. This game is also considered in top competitive eSports games as over $80 million USD has been awarded to players as rewards in the past two years.
This game was released back in 2013. Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena game which was developed and published by the same company which developed CSGO. Dota 2 seems quite similar to League of Legends. In fact, some people may have a misconception regarding this. They think both of these games are the same. In reality, it is not like this. Both games are different.
Dota 2 is considered in top eSport games as the game is played in many regions around the world. There are many competitive tournaments of Dota 2 get organized every year globally with the prize pools of millions of USD. DOTA 2 was the most-streamed game on twitch back in 2017.