If you are a real superhero deep down but don’t have much time to grow muscles and study at West Point you’ll definitely choose esports games. A rush of adrenaline and a deep immersion in the plot without any risk turned nearly 730 million of people into devoted fans of esport. So you just need to choose the right game.
With such a great number of fans, eSports become real competitions, where teams win millions of dollars. And there’s no point in thinking that getting the main prize there is the same as when you play live dealer casino games and wish to win because you are lucky and know all basic Roulette rules. eSports teams must prepare for months before participating in tournaments. Otherwise, they will lose instantly. However, this competitive factor makes these games even more demanded. These 5 games have the biggest number of fans around the world.
League of Legends
Oh no, we will not start with Dota 2 today. Of course it’s super famous and bla-bla but let’s talk about esports award 2020 winner, the game of the year – League of Legends.
It’s a 2 teams based game which Riot launched in 2009. From year to year developers improve graphics, add new tasks, special abilities and rewards but the main principle is the same – protect your base and attack your competitors. Players earn experience to level up and get special items that’ll help to win.
You’ll have to control special characters called “champions”. There are 5 of them, each one with unique abilities.
The biggest tournament for LOL fans is the League of Legends World Championship with over $1 000 000 prize pool! Not bad!
Another game that pretends to be world-famous is Rainbow Six based on the novel by Tom Clancy. It’s an esports game franchise released by Ubisoft.
If you are fond of first-person shooters with special missions, secret objects and two teams – terrorists and defenders – you’ll definitely like Rainbow Six, especially it’s latest version – Siege (2015).
You’ll assume control of a terrorist or counter terrorist to achieve a specific goal – to seize certain objects, to defuse a bomb or to rescue hostages and so on.
The most famous tournaments are the Pro League and the Six Invitational. The best team will grab a $3 million prize pool!
Besides, Riot announced a new release – Rainbow Six Extraction – in 2022. It will be a spin-off of the 2015 game version with incredible adventures, as they say. We’ll see…
A dark horse of our rating is Valorant. It’s a relatively new first-person shooter video game by Riot that captures hearts and minds of esport fans from June 2020.
The game is similar to Counter-strike and team based shooters. You need to choose an “Agent” – special game character with unique abilities – a weapon and a playground. It can be Duelist, Initiator, Sentinel or Controller.
Also you have 5 modes – Unrated, Spike Rush, Competitive, Deathmatch and Escalation. Choose your favourite one, depending on the rounds amount, special awards and items.
You can try your luck in different tournaments – Valorant Challengers (regional level), Valorant Masters or even Valorant Champions that will take place in December 2021!
Ok, it’s Dota time (Dota 2 actually). We are not so cruel or stupid to miss this video game superhero. Popular 5v5 team battle (MOBA video game) was released by Valve in 2013.
We have two teams of 5 players and 10 characters, with special abilities and unique styles of play, known as “heroes”. Main goal is to protect your own base and to occupy your competitors’ one.
Valve is especially proud of the fact that Dota 2 is free to play, so you don’t have to pay for any abilities or items. Just use your mind and be cool with your teammates.
Dota 2 is played all over the world casually and professionally. You’ve definitely heard about Dota Pro Circuit – an international tournament managed by Valve with an unbelievable reward of 30 million dollars! Only the best teams can get there. If you are not ready to participate, just watch and learn from the Pro.
And last but not least – amazing video game with zombies (or something like them), killings and will to survive – Fortnite. It was launched by Epic in 2017, and a new story of success began. Millions of fans tried their skills in the game during the first year.
You are free to choose one of three modes – Save the World, Battle Royale and Creative. The first one is a collaboration of 4 players to deal with external threats together. The Creative is a mode where you can construct a unique world to play in and battle arenas. But the most popular mode is Battle Royale (player against player). Your main goal is to survive as a single player, duo or squad.
The best esport world tournament for game fans is Fortnite World Cup which takes place annually in the USA. It takes 10 weeks of online activities, managed by Epic Games, to choose participants of the main competition. And you know what? Champions will get a $30 million reward!
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