Technology has turned the world into a global village. People have become tech-savvy and want everything to be done without giving a lot of effort be it entertainment.
People used to go to cinema halls to watch a movie, concerts for enjoying live performances but now the tables have turned. People choose youtube to see videos, Netflix to watch TV series and mostly the whole internet to fulfill the need for entertainment. People, especially youngsters are nowadays are not interested to play outdoor or indoor games, rather they choose to play games on computers and mobile.
These sorts of games or sports are known as E-sports. The game creators also evaluated the increasing demand of e-sports and launching new games. Even day by day the quality of e-sports in developing at a high rate. Youngsters find the e-sports quite interesting and getting more and more attached to it, even now competitions and leagues are held in e-sports. In today’s article, we will learn about some of the most famous E-sports.
Call of Duty: Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise. It was published by Activision in 2003. it first focused on games set in World War II, with the time being the series has seen games set in modern times, the midst of the futuristic worlds, Cold War, and outer space. The games were first developed by Infinity Ward and then by Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games. Several spin-offs and handheld games were made by other developers too. The most recent title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was released on October 25, 2019. Till now from 2003, 16 series have been launched of this game. In total the publisher earned revenue from this game about $15 Billion.
Counter-Strike-Global Offensive: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) was launched eight years ago and from then it has held the position of being one of the top e-sports games in the whole wide world. This game used to have frequent updates. the publisher put every year a lucrative market in weapon skins and knives, and a flurry of events. This game has ongoing leagues like the BLAST Premier and ESL Pro League, 2020, top tier tournaments like IEM Katowice 2020, DreamHack Anaheim and both ESL One events in Rio de Janeiro and Cologne respectively.
League of Legends: If you are looking for massive exciting e-sports then League of Legends (LoL) is the most favorite choice. This game is one of the top Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA’s) games which is dominating the e-sports industry. League of Legends was published by Riot Games back in 2009. Since then it is ruling the e-sports industry. Till today 2,400 events took place of this game and awarded an amount of $73.5 Million. League of Legends is very popular among the people of South Korea, having eight of the top ten earners from its games events. This game has a huge number of active players, in a report of last year declared that almost eight million participates as active players in the leagues every day.
Fortnite: Fortnite was launched by Epic Games in 2017. From a report of March 2019, it was stated that Fortnite has almost 250 million registered users. Some people don’t want to consider Fortnite as proper e-sports for the tendency of Epic Games to roll out changes right before big events and reluctancy to maintain a healthy competitive metagame. This game has awarded over $80 Million just in two years among the competitors. Back in 2019 gamers saw the biggest Fortnite event ever, ‘The Fortnite World Cup in New York City.’ Gamers are expecting that the same world cup event will be created by Epic Games in 2020 though it’s not confirmed yet.
Dota 2: Dota 2 was published by Valve in 2003. This game is the direct competitor of League of Legends, having the same publisher. League of Legends is greatly popular in regions of Asia but Dota 2 has the top 25 earners across 16 different nations including China, France, Romania, and the USA. Dota 2 is the only direct competitor to League of Legends and it comes from Valve, the same studio behind CS:GO. While LoL is immensely popular in Asian regions, the top 25 earners in Dota 2 are spread across 16 different nations, including the U.S.A, China, France, and Romania. Dota 2 acquires the largest prize pools though the player count is lesser than League of Legends. According to SteamCharts the average player count for the last few months is just under 400k.