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Top 5 Esports Games to Play

  • Greg Burn
  • Jul 28, 2021
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Top 5 Esports Games to Play

While the number of people playing video games is increasing day by day, the number of people who are playing competitive matches is also increasing. Nowadays, people are playing video games, not for entertainment purposes but to win, so that they can get fame and name in the eSports community.

This article will be about the top 5 games played in esports. These games are the most popular and watched games by esport fans.

League of Legends (LoL)

League of Legends, or simply LoL, is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game that is very popular among the esports community.
Two teams of five players compete against one another to destroy the opposing team's nexus, which is a structure that lies at the heart of a base protected by defensive structures. Each team is assisted by computer-controlled units that march along three lanes, helping to attack the opposing team and defend their own.

person playing league of legends

Fortnite

Fortnite is a game where you and up to 99 other players are put in to spawn, and the goal is to be the last person alive.  There are several modes, the most popular being "Battle Royale" which is the main mode right now.  People play solo, duo, or squad (3 men) to complete different challenges and win different rewards.

This is a very popular game and is being streamed nonstop on Twitch, as well as other streaming sites such as YouTube. It's a very fun game with a lot of content that is constantly being updated.

fortnite screenshot

Apex Legends

Apex Legends is a relatively new game in the market. It is completely free and does not require any kind of registration. At the same time, it offers a great experience for the players. The game does not limit the number of players. It allows the players to play as many matches as they want. The matches can be played in squads or solo.

It features a class-based system and focuses on fast, tactical gameplay. This game is going to be massive, so expect to see it on this list for a long time.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

CS:GO is a first-person shooter video game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation. It is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series. CS:GO was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on August 21, 2012, while the Linux version was released in September 2014. 

The game pits two teams against each other: the Terrorists and the Counter-Terrorists. Both sides are tasked with eliminating the other while also completing separate objectives. The Terrorists, depending on the game mode, must either plant the bomb or defend the hostages, while the Counter-Terrorists must either prevent the bomb from being planted, defuse the bomb, or rescue the hostages.

person playing csgo

Overwatch

Overwatch is one of the most popular spectator esports in the world, with millions of viewers every month. It is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.

Overwatch allows players to choose from a variety of characters that are divided in four categories: Offense, Defense, Tank, and Support. These categories are associated with specific roles in a team.

One of the main differences of Overwatch from other FPS games is the lack of a single-player campaign. Instead, the game focuses on multiplayer matches between two teams of six players. The objective in a team match is to capture the opponents' objective point or to defend your own objective point.

person playing overwatch

Conclusion

There are many more esports games out there than just the ones above. If I missed any that you think should be on this list, please let me know in the comments. If you have any suggestions to improve this list, please share those too.

I'd also like to hear from you about why you like these games. Tell me why you think these games should be considered esports. What makes them unique? What features do you enjoy about each of these games? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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