A fascinating aspect of esports is that the number of people who enjoy watching others play videogames is higher than the ones who actually play them. This makes the entire videogame market similar to many physical sports in terms of fan following, making top-rated players and teams known around the world.
The last decade has witnessed a remarkable rise in esports competitions across the globe, which has led to bookmakers take interest and offer odds during major tournaments that themselves comprise of astronomical cash prizes. The enjoyable part about esports is that they break all physical boundaries as teams can participate from anywhere in the world, making it truly universal in its approach.
While several games fall under the umbrella of esports, a few have come up on top as favorites, thanks to the companies backing them, by holding regular competitions. Whether you are a fan, an enthusiastic watcher, a beginner videogame player or a punter looking to make some money, here are three esports games you should be focusing on to get going on your journey.
Fortnite is nothing short of a revolution in terms of mass multiplayer games and has people of all ages glues to their video screens. A game that has gone international in a short time, it is now so much more with memorabilia, and Fortnite dances become ever so popular with children and adults alike. The first Fortnite World Cup is scheduled to take place in 2019 and will feature huge cash prizes spread out amongst many different levels and games. Some estimates suggest that the total money involved will be close to $100 million, making it a genuinely colossal phenomenon. Since this is the first time the Fortnite esports games will take place, the table is wide open, and ideal for punters who can make some fantastic bets resulting in grand winnings of their own.
2. Dota 2
Novices in the field of esports will be interested to know that Dota 2 is the second most watched video game on the internet. Released in 2013, the company behind the game invited many world famous esports teams to participate in a “secret” competition before the official release and open-to-all tournament. Esports is understandably something new in the sports betting area, and if you prefer to play it safe when venturing into esports online betting, Dota 2 is the perfect game to test the waters. There are regular competitions held, the latest being in August 2018, with well-documented teams who typically lead in the championships, making selecting a winner comparatively easier.
3. Mortal Kombat 11
There is an extreme sense of nostalgia associated with Mortal Kombat that any videogame player can easily relate with. However, there is one thing to play the latest edition of this amazing game with your friends, and a whole different scenario when played on a world stage with competitors from different countries. The Mortal Kombat Pro Kompetition 2019 will take place throughout the year, where players have five different ways to make it to the finals. This also means that if you want to bet on this esports, there are all the more options available at different stages to make some money of your own.