Competitive gaming on major platforms has been a popular hobby for several years, Netbet Live has been monitoring the gaming industry since it grew into a big-money industry. Esports has truly dominated the gaming society with its innovative approach and advancement in technology esport is a pioneer multibillion-dollar industry that is made up of an abundance of titles in every genre, from shooting games to simulations, arcade, and even puzzles. In no defined order, here are the top esports games in 2020 based on some factors, including viewership, download or purchase rate, events, and all-round success.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
It has been eight years since the unveiling of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and it has maintained its title as one of the top esports games in the globe, the game is usually frequently updated with an active market for weapon skins, blades, and costume that are complemented with a rush of events every year. Some continuous leagues are the BLAST Premier and ESL Pro League, IEM Katowice 2020, DreamHack Anaheim, and both ESL One events in Rio de Janeiro and Cologne respectively.
In terms of viewership, the biggest tournament in the year 2019 for CS: GO was the IEM Katowice major, which got over 1.2 million views with a whopping $1 million prize compensation. This is an addition to the millions in the total prize money that has been progressively awarded since the year 2013, which is now at just over $91 million. New gamers are Free to join upcoming CS;GO esports tournaments and compete at their best, while playing some ranked games to test their skill levels.
League of Legends
Arguably the most popular esport game in the world, League of Legends (LoL) is certainly one of the two Massive Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs) that is dominating the esports society. League of Legends launched over eleven (11) years ago and the game has since then awarded total grand prize money of over $73.5 MILLION Distributed across over 2,400 events worldwide. South Korea is convincingly the most popular and successful market for League of Legends, with eight out of the top 10 earners coming from the country. In truth, only one player in the top 25 — Luka "PerkZ" Perkovic — comes from a country that is not South Korea or China, this shows the popularity and dominance of the two Asian countries in LoL.
Talking about active players, a study from last year states that there are around eight million concurrent active players in League daily, although while that's less than Fortnite (which is available on almost every platform under one can think of), it is by a huge gap the most popular game on PC.
Most people have said in the past that Fortnite is not an outright esport game due to EPIC’S usual tendency to disperse game changes and updates right before huge events, they are also very reluctant to maintain an unbiased and competitive metagame. Still, Fortnite has given our over $80 MILLION in gaming rewards in just over two years. The game came in with a big bang when it was launched in September 2017, a factor that has kept the game thriving over the years is the level of technicality involved in playing the game hence while it is thriving in the esports scene.
The Fortnite world cup that held in New York City last year was the biggest Fortnite esports event ever, no world cup event has been confirmed for yet for 2020 but players worldwide are naturally expecting EPIC games to increase the prize value for the nest world cup. As a result of the prize amount Epic gave out during the 2019 Fornite world cup, Fortnite swiftly surpassed major esports titles win the third all-time highest prize in total, beaten only by CS: GO and DotA 2.
The truth is a lot of people all around the world play Fortnite although there are no official numbers yet, in March 2019( almost a year ago) Fortnite had 250 million registered users worldwide. The official Fortnite competitive website lists all the upcoming tournaments and has all the details you need to know, or you can also play some of the in-game competitions to see if you're good enough to compete with others.
Dota 2 is the only major competitor to League of Legends, they compete in numbers head to head, and it was developed by Valve, the same studio that developed CS:GO. While League of Legends is very popular in Asian countries, the top 25 gaming earners in Dota 2 are spread almost evenly among 16 different nations, including the U.S.A, China, Romania, and France.
Talking about prize money, Dota 2 beats every other title prize out of the way due to the method of funding used. “The International” is the name of the annual event that Dota 2 Hosts, and in the build-up of the competition, players are allowed to purchase the "Compendium" in-game which consist all sorts of gaming content from new game modes and several consumables to cosmetics and challenges at different stages. Dota 2 gives 25% of all proceeds towards The International prize pool, which as at the time of the competition meant that ‘The International’ 2019 had a mouth-watering $34.3m available, in addition to the $200 million-plus, that had been the offer over the years.
Despite having the largest game prize pools, Dota 2 doesn't shine a light on League of Legend's player numbers. The average player number count for the last few months is just below 400k according to SteamCharts, which means it is approximately 5% of what LoL allegedly gets.
These aren't the main esports. There are several games played at a serious level, including Farming Simulator – truly. Titles that simply passed up a spot in the top rundown incorporate both PUBG and Apex Legends, two effective fight royale games that are lamentably living in the shadow of Fortnite. There's additionally PUBG Mobile, which is stunningly considerably more well-known than its standard partner.
FIFA 20 merits notice as well, as the best games esport, with various competitions during the time incorporating the Premier League in the organization with the genuine PREMIER LEAGUE. At that point there's HEARTHSTONE, BLIZZARD'S WARCRAFT propelled game; RAINBOW SIX SIEGE, a strategic shooter with innumerable occasions consistently; and ROCKET LEAGUE, games driving half and half that is one of the simplest esports to watch and comprehend.Updated Date: 11 June 2020, 08:24