Despite the halt in many gambling and betting activities amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, e-sports continued to thrive. It still consists of some of the major games played in 2020 and it is not surprising if it continues to grow over the latter part of the year and for the coming years.
In this article, we have jotted down the top 7 e-sports games played in 2020
In partnership with the official NBA, this game was introduced in 2018. The gameplay follows the same rules and regulations of the normal NBA. NBA and players ought to showcase their talent in order to place their place in the team. The telecast of this game in channels like ESPN has drastically increased the game’s popularity.
This game is considered as the soccer, but with cars. The cars are companies by rocketing like features, where they can fly around the maps. Matches on competitive rocket leagues were introduced way back in 2016 and the game reached peak importance in 2019.
Rainbow 6 Siege
It is a first person shooter game developed and released in 2015 by Ubisoft. It is based on destruction of the environment and also lays emphasis on the players’ cooperation. It was introduced in 2016 and has gained worldwide popularity since then. This game is also a part of the Pro League of seven different countries in the world.
Call of Duty
It’s a fast-paced shooter game which is widely popular and was released in 2003. The game releases newer and better versions regularly which have increased the fan-base of the game. Although I was previously designed only for entertainment purpose, the competitive version began in 2010. By 2020 the COD: War Zone has gained so much popularity that the prize money for 2020 COD championship is $6 million.
It is a multiplayer shooting game that was developed in 2013. It is an extended version of the base version of the game called Dota, which was released in 2003. It is wrong if we mention that DotA 2 has one of the strongest fan-base for the game. It is one of the biggest games in the professional league called the Dota Pro Circuit which was introduced by Valve. The league was introduced in 2013 and by the end of 2019. It had reached $34 million. No wonder, the game is considered one of the best e-sports games in the world.
League of Legends
It is a multiplayer game which was released in 2009 and follows the same concept of DotA 2. The goal of the entire game is to destroy the other team, while protecting your own. With over 100 million active players, it is an extremely popular game worldwide which even broke the record of the most viewed e-sports game online and broke its own record last year.
Counter Strike CS: Global Offensive
It was developed in 2012 which grew to become the most popular multiplayer game where the terrorist and the counter terrorists fight against each other to plat bomb.