3 Alternative Esports To Follow
Competitive video gaming is quickly becoming one of the most popular and lucrative forms of entertainment found anywhere in the world, with titles such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Dota 2 standing front and center of this success.
But, if those titles aren’t your kind of thing, what other games are out there for gaming fans to get behind?
Psyonix’s vehicular soccer game was first released back in July 2015 and is still one of the most genuinely fun Esports titles out there. Taking control of a little rocket car that is fully customizable, players join up in teams of three, four, or five for a game of soccer with a ball and goals well over triple the size of the player.
The game is fast-paced, lined with bright animations and visuals, and comes complete with plenty of breathtaking moments that lend it perfectly to the likes of Twitch and YouTube streams that are so prevalent in the Esports world.
Best 3 Alternative Esports To Follow
It also possesses a surprisingly high skill ceiling that a first look might not indicate, which lends it perfectly to the world of competitive video gaming. The speed in which the game is played and immense customization and creativity behind the various karts leads to some pretty volatile metal and a huge array of tactics teams can employ.
It’s definitely one of the more undervalued titles in the Esports world, however it could very well prove to be one of those sleeping giant games that have bundles of potential once it’s locked down and built up around a set structure.
EA’s flagship sports title, Fifa is the ultimate soccer simulation experience. Featuring the all of the world’s leading players, stadiums, teams, kits, leagues and competitions, it is the closest most sports fans will ever come to feel the thrills of donning their favourite jerseys and taking to the pitch themselves and has unsurprisingly gone onto establish itself as the world’s most popular sports game franchise.
With so many players and fans across the world, it’s unsurprising to learn it also has one of the most popular scenes in the competitive community. Tournaments such as the ENations and EPremier League have the benefits of being backed by some of the biggest organizations active in the football world, and the Fifa franchise is routinely endorsed by high profile players such as Sergio Aguero, Mesut Ozil and Dele Alli via their Twitch and YouTube channels.
Blizzard’s attempt to break the first-person shooter world, Overwatch was released back in October 2015. Bright and cartoony, the game has broken with the traditional Esports set up by sticking with its upfront asking price of $20 rather than opting for a free to play model. Not that has dented the popularity of the Blizzard, racking up millions of fans right across the world.
It’s this global popularity that has helped spawn the competitive Overwatch League. The league sees a number of the world’s best sides travel around the world in a series of ‘home v away’ fixtures in the same sort of manner as a real-world sports competition.
The key difference is that this is a truly global league, features far more star-studded and eye-watering spectacles, and has even carved out a reputation for being one of the most popular events for Overwatch betting sites to get ahead of the game with.