Esports games aren’t wavering in terms of global success and popularity. In fact, the esports industry is continuing to grow. At first, there was one title added to the battle royale genre and now there are several of them. Titles like Counter-Strike Global Offensive had already secured a high stature in the gaming industry but now it’s time for other competitive games and action-filled titles to secure a spot in the limelight. Many titles have already invested in global tournaments, sponsors, and new sequels. So what are those games that are persistent in standing out amid the competition? Quite a few. To make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of all the best esports titles to play in 2020.
The battle royale genre faced an instant surge in popularity with the release of PUBG. Now there are multiple battle royale titles that have secured a visible spot for themselves in the esports industry. And Fortnite is one of them. The game has been defined as a fusion of Minecraft and shooting games. You have to build your forte, take down enemies in the circle, and fight for survival until you’re the only one left.
League of Legends
League of Legends currently dominates the world of MOBAs. And since MOBA games cover a substantial part of the esports industry, League of Legends has earned over 2,400 events since its release. The game is famous worldwide and has one of the biggest prize pools for any esports tournament. For those who don’t know, League of Legends is a free-to-play PC MOBA game, which includes PvP, competitive play, and many other game modes.
The world of MOBA games is filled with varied titles but the two MOBAs that stay head to head with the competition are League of Legends and Dota 2. Owned by Valve, Dota 2 has managed to secure 11 million players as of May 2020. Now that’s not a small number. The game is also free, has a wide roster of champions, and supports competitive gameplay.
Blizzard’s Overwatch is still popular as ever. Giving new meaning to shooting games, Overwatch is aesthetically pleasing, has a massive lineup of heroes and different gameplay modes for players to enjoy. The two major countries where Overwatch tournaments are most held are South Korea and the U.S. Overwatch currently supports PC and there’s no news whether it will be available with cross-platform support or not.
Mortal Kombat 11
The Mortal Kombat series is in no mood to falter in popularity. NetherRealm Studios, the creators of Mortal Kombat 11, bring a novel flair to the game with every new release. Since it’s a PvP game, it’s widely popular in the esports scene. Now that video game quality isn’t pixelated, the takedowns and fatalities in Mortal Kombat 11 are gorier than ever.
The Tekken series is a classic one too. With no recent sequels to its name, Tekken 7 is still bustling with popularity in the esports arena. International level tournaments are held for the game and players from around the world take part in it. As for its visuals and animation quality, with every new sequel, it gets smoother and finer. You can play against bots or against online players in Tekken 7’s arcade mode.
Other notable mentions include Street Fighter V, Samurai Shodown, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), and The King of Fighters XIV. However, the world of competitive online gaming is only going to grow in the future. We might be seeing new titles, new genres, and even more sequels!
On a side note, if you’ve been gaming all weekend and are looking for a breather, you can tune into your local cable TV set for some televisual entertainment. If you aren’t subscribed to one already, take a look at Spectrum Select channel list and you will as well find TV channels that catch your attention. Until then happy gaming!