Choosing an E-sports game
eSports is no longer just a hobby for many people. More and more professional gamers find their way into professional eSports and compete against each other in competitions for partly high prize money. But just as great as the popularity of the sport is the selection of different genres and games. Which ones are the most popular and where can the highest prize money be earned?
Prize pool records are set to be broken yet again this year and more non-gaming brands have sponsored and invested in teams and tournaments. The scene, as a whole, is thriving, even with virtually the entire industry shifting to online formats as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The stalwarts of esports, such as League of Legends, CS:GO, and Call of Duty, have all continued to climb in both viewership and prize money, while the likes of Fortnite and Rainbow Six Siege have seen considerable growth to establish them as top tier esports alongside the old guard. There’s also been a huge boom in mobile esports, mainly from the Asian market, and some are starting to dwarf some established console and PC esports.
But which games can claim to be the biggest on the planet right now in terms of their esports scenes? Let’s take a look.
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST ESPORTS GAMES?
League of Legends, CS:GO, and Dota 2 are widely considered to be the biggest esports games. However, the term ‘biggest’ can be measured in so many ways.
Take a look at the Fortnite esports scene, which even without its marquee Fortnite World Cup this year is dishing out millions in prize money and attracting huge viewership to its online FNCS events each season.
Then there’s Call of Duty, which this year switched to a franchise model with the Call of Duty League. New teams, new rosters, and a whopping great prize pool of $6 million on offer throughout 2020.
So while it is hard to quantify which esports have been the biggest this year, we’re going to try anyway!