A Range of Esports to Try Out
There are so many Esports to choose from, and a variety of them are available when you visit VamosGG. They can be put into various categories from shooter games to battle arena games to racing games.
The Call of Duty (CoD) series is classed as a first-person shooter game. It is a game that was played as an Esport mostly in North America and on PlayStation consoles, and Xbox before that.
Call of Duty is a war-based challenge that consists of a series of games. From an Esports point of view, there is The Call of Duty League (CDL) which is a professional league for this video game series and produced by the game’s publisher Activision.
The highest-earning CoD professional, known as Crimsix, has earned $1,333,092.80. This is fairly closely followed by Clayster, who is in second place with earnings of $1,198,021.68.
Fortnite is a third-person shooter, if you prefer, instead, that perspective of shooting game as an Esport. The principle of this one is that 100 players will jump off the battle bus and then parachute to their chosen landing spot and obtain money and mats, and then fight until the last one is standing.
For starters, there is StarCraft and StarCraft 2 to choose from. These are popular in competitive gaming circles. StarCraft was used in several tournaments, including the Professional Gamers League. It was in South Korea that StarCraft tournaments did well. It was the first game that was accepted for the World Cyber Games.
The multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games represent a spin-off of real-time strategy games. It is now, however, a separate genre in its own right. MOBAs are generally team focussed and the typical model is for five players in each team. Each of the teams will then control a “hero” unit. The majority of MOBA games will be played on the personal computers of Esports gamers.
Famous battle arena games include League of Legends and Dota 2.
LoL was developed by Riot Games. In Season 2, the prize money was $5 million spread over all the tournaments. The Season 2 World Championship was given $2 million of this. Dota 2 is preferred for its depth and the way that players can progressively improve by keeping learning new things to make them better players. Also, it does not end with the game, meaning that people can spend more time on Dota 2 if they want to.
In August 1011, Valve invited sixteen Defense of Ancients Esports teams to compete in a Dota 2 tournament at Gamescom. This is so that they would take to this new game as lovers of that type of game.
Comparing Dota 2 with League of Legends, both of them are team games and having a team of people playing alongside you, metaphorically speaking, can be more enjoyable than when you play with random people. It is good to have a team from lots of different walks of gaming all coming together at the other end of their computers and competing as one. It is a sense of achievement when it all comes together and produces satisfactory results.
Formula One is a popular genre for Esports racing games. Esports series are known to have already hosted Formula One official games. Car racing has an appeal for those who like speed in combination with cars, often referred to as “petrol heads”, and anyone who enjoys watching Formula One motor racing as a sport on TV or by the side of a real track or circuit.
If you fancy trying your hand at a card game, then you will want to try your luck at a game of Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering Arena, or Shadowverse.
Hearthstone became popular as an Esport because of BlizzCon and MLG hosting tournaments featuring the game.
It is good to know that there is so much choice with Esports and this is just the beginning. There is much to enjoy with this competitive form of online sport.