If people around you tell you that video games are a bad habit, they don’t know that there are benefits to playing games. Including wallet. Esports has a huge number of fans and large prize pools that allow you to turn your hobby into a career. Research firm Newzoo has concluded that esports will bring in $1.79 billion in 2022.
This amount could have been higher had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic. Many esports games have serious online tournaments. However, major competitions are usually held live in venues that do not encourage social distancing. So, the 2019 Fortnite World Championship was held at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Arena in New York and about 20,000 people gathered there. The event was not held in 2020 and 2021. Valve has postponed the Dota 2 event indefinitely.
Esports includes many popular and little-known games of different genres. Are you a fan of shooters? There is Counter Strike: Global Offensive for you. Do you prefer battle royales of epic proportions? PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite are here to help. Prefer sports? The merger between the NBA and Take-Two Interactive (the publisher of the NBA 2K video game series) resulted in the NBA 2K eLeague. In the world of esports, there is a video game for everyone.
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After releasing two great yet forgotten Titanfall titles, developer Respawn has enjoyed some well-deserved success with Apex Legends’ battle royale shooter.
The game takes place in the Titanfall universe.It allows you to control dexterous mercenaries instead of clumsy robots. These bright characters have many unique abilities. You can travel between dimensions as a Ghost, or disguise yourself and create holograms under the guise of a Mirage. Thoughtful communication tools are responsible for coordinating team actions.
The popularity of Apex Legends continues thanks to constant tournaments. The schedule of upcoming events shows an impressive amount of prize pools.
Counter Strike Global Offensive
Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) produced by Valve appeared in 2012. It has incorporated the features of many multiplayer first-person shooters, including the former Counter Strike and Counter Strike: Source. Ten years later, the fast-paced PC game is on par with younger games. This is also due to the well-established gameplay and active community.
In terms of appearance, the age of CS:GO is starting to show, and the game is not as rich thematically as Overwatch. On the other hand, many people like CS:GO for its lack of frills and the presence of a highly competitive esports environment. This includes the Eleague Major with a $1 million prize pool.
The adage “Learn hard, fight easy” applies to video games as well. A prime example is Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2). It is one of the most popular multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs) in the world.
In this free game, choose one of over a hundred playable characters and head to the battlefield.It is necessary to use the unique abilities, play style and attributes of this character, trying to bring victory to your team.
The MOBA genre may be incomprehensible to viewers unfamiliar with game mechanics. But the annual Dota 2 International competition has a prize pool of over $30 million.
Fortnite is a hugely popular battle royale game. In early 2020, Epic Games reported that there were 12.3 million gamers in Fortnite at the same time during Travis Scott’s in-game concert.
There are a lot of interesting things in Fortnite. These are clear game modes, bright graphics and a construction system. The instability of battles and microtransactions can spoil the impression. However, this is a free game, so fans of the genre can try it out. It is available on almost all modern gaming platforms.
At the first Fortnite World Championship in 2019, 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf won $3 million out of a $30 million prize pool.