What are the biggest esports and how do you play?The biggest esports in the world involve sports games, such as FIFA, F1 and Rocket League. However, there’s a whole lot more to esports than simply simulating real life sports, battle games for example are big in the world of esports. The main games are Counter-Strike, League of Legends and Dota 2, they are combat games that fall into one of two categories; either first-person shooters or battle arena titles, which means they can be fought by individuals or as teams.
League Of Legends (LOL):
This game falls into the battle arena category. Two teams of five players face-off in an arena called ‘Summoner’s Rift’. The aim of the game is to destroy the other team’s base – or Nexus – while defending their own.
A typical League of Legends game can last anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour, with different teams often coming together from across the map to engage in tactical battles to destroy the opposition nexus.
FunPlus Phoenix, G2 Esports, T1, Excel esports, Team Liquid, Fnatic and Cloud 9 are some of the most successful teams from recent years.
Much like League of Legends, Dota 2 (Defence of the Ancients 2) sees two teams of five go head-to-head attempting to destroy each other’s bases, although Dota 2 is arguably more tactical.
A tournament called The International offered a cool $34,330,068 in prize money in 2019. Coronavirus has put paid to a couple of major events in 2020, although regional divisions such as the South American Aorus League and the Sigul Pro League are still up and running.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO):
Battle arena games are good if you enjoy a tactical fight and a shed-load of carnage, but first-person shooters like Counter-Strike produce some seriously edge-of-your seat gaming.
It involves two teams split into terrorists and counter-terrorists going head-to-head in 30 two-minute rounds. The terrorists must plant a bomb at one of several sites, while the counter-terrorists must defend those sites.
You can bet on markets such as Match Result, Map Winners, Round Handicaps and Pistol Round Winner (a round where players are only able to fight with the aid of a pistol).
The biggest Counter-Strike league is the ESEA Pro League and two of the best teams around right now are Astralis and Natus Vincere.
Plus there are many other esports games such as:
Call of Duty (COD)
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Rocket League (RL)
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