Didn’t your teacher laugh at you when she asked what you wanted to do when you grow up and you said you wanted to play Mario Kart?
Mario Kart might not be too popular amongst eSport fans compared to others, but there are plenty of other options. Honestly, if we were to be vague, just about every battle royale or MMORPG game could go on this list, along with a select few from other genres, so you’re spoiled for choice. If you’re even playing poker or chess online and entering a tournament, could that be called eSports?
But we’ve chosen the best of the best, for their popularity and the wide range of tournaments that are carried out year-round, meaning that you can make quite the lucrative career out of eSports. Read on to find out what our top eSport game picks are.
DOTA 2 brags millions of players logging in to play this fantasy MMORPG, and even the most played game on Steam. The free-to-play game is full of colourful creatures you can choose to be your champion as you team up with other heroes to infiltrate enemy bases and blow up your opponent’s ancient.
DOTA 2 learns from the grind-based fantasy games it came from and offers a more fast-paced game with no grinding and you can choose a new champion every time you play.
It’s a favourite amongst eSports fans who like to bet on the outcome. If you like the idea of that, you can take a look at this eSports betting site to get started.
League of Legends
If you are someone who likes a good grind, or grew up on World of Warcraft, League of Legends is the game for you. The free-to-play RPG from Riot Games, League of Legends allows you to choose one of over 140 champions, each with their own pros and cons, powers and challenges to help you in your journey.
The fantasy setting sees you team up with other champions to complete strategy-based missions. Level up as you play so that even the smallest, cuddliest champion can take on a tank of an opponent.
If you’d rather watch, 2022 will see Riot Games take the League of Legends World Championship on tour, visiting Mexico City, New York City, Toronto and San Francisco for a tournament no one will forget.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Better known by its nickname – CS:GO – this war-themed strategy game can see you playing as soldier, or terrorist, hero or villain, hostage taker or rescuer, bomb planter or diffuser, making for a new experience that will constantly keep you on your toes.
The free-to-play first-person-shooter is fast-paced and intense, as you work as a team to complete your mission, with another team somewhere in the distance working to stop you.
The biggest and most mainstream tournament featuring CS:GO is the ESL Pro Tour, which will be featuring CS:GO for its entire 2022 calendar, with $5 million up for grabs.