In recent years, technology has innovated its way through the world of sports. It only started as a minor business for game developers, but it got to the point that there are already tournaments made for competitive gaming. Thus the creation of what we know and love, electronic sports.
E-sports have been on the rise for the last decade when games started going online on a global scale to compete with each other. The companies that made Xbox, PlayStation, and also the game developers for personal computers have been competitive to develop a well-built and immersive gaming experience.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Also popularly known as CSGO, this game is known throughout the world for its very immersive gameplay. CSGO is a first-person shooting game built around an environment of having a terrorist as an enemy, whichever team eliminates the opposing team wins the match. There is a vast list of online video games that use robots as a mean for immersive gaming.
Defense of the Ancients 2
DOTA 2 is MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) video game that comprises of two teams which is the Dire and the Ancient. Each side will have five players, and their goal is to destroy the enemy team’s main defense tower. However, having numerous roles with over a hundred unique characters, players shouldn’t pick carelessly as team chemistry is the key to victory.
Fortnite: Battle Royal
Fortnite is a top-rated game because it’s free. Battle royal is a game style that starts with more or less a hundred players dropping randomly from a plane on a vast map. Step outside the safe zone and the player will lose health, and the safe area shrinks as the game progresses. The person who will win the match is the last player standing.
League of Legends
League of Legends is a very competitive game regardless if you play solo or with your group of friends. It was introduced back in 2009 by Riot Games, and it became one of the most popular games ever in esports history with tournaments that has a prize pool of over 30 million dollars. Not to mention that this game is also free to play.
This game developed by Blizzard Entertainment that was released back in 2016. Overwatch is a game in a first-person shooting environment. There are six players on each team and with a roster of over 30 characters, each with a unique style and abilities. The objective is to defeat the enemy team, the best team overall wins when the match ends.
Call of Duty
The world league for Call of Duty has been around ever since 2016. With a new variation of the game released every year, it had been a plan that took people’s interest in it. CoD is a first-person shooting game with the environment from previous world wars to a more futuristic world.
The competitive field of CoD in esports has a gameplay similar to the CSGO. There are two separate teams in the game, and each team has five players, the gameplay is a round-based deathmatch that gives a point to the side with more survivors when the time runs out. After finishing the set of rounds, the team with most points wins the match.
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm was developed by Blizzard entertainment back in 2015. The game has a vast list of characters all from Blizzard’s franchise to use as players for the game. The game revolves around a 5v5 match in which players on each team must work together to destroy the opposing team’s main structure called the “Core.”
Rocket League is very popular due to its very immersive gameplay. With the use of vehicles, the game’s goal is to shoot a ‘goal’ because the game adapts to an arcade-style of soccer. With controls that are easy to comprehend and competition that is driven by physics, there’s no doubt how the game attracts players from different age groups.
StarCraft II launched back in 2010 and has become a phenomenon in South Korea since then. Players experience an intergalactic battle with a very immersive campaign and with the multiplayer competition. However, the game confronted with various challenges in becoming one of the top games in the esports industry.
Due to the advancement in technology in the electronic gaming industry, game developers are still finding new ways to improve the player’s immersive experience. The world of esports observed and attested to the rise in the popularity of electronic sports. However, there has been a lack of female participants in the online gaming industry.
In recent years, numerous game developers are designing games that are interesting and exciting for female gamers to address gender equality in the esports industry. But as of today, the most popular esports games revolving around the MOBA genre.