Sandwiched between these two is the most advanced E-sports shooter including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, weighing in at $ 70 million (about £ 54 million, A $ 100 million) in past awards. with nearly 4,000 incredible tournaments taking place globally.
Other famous E-sports games include Heroes of the Storm (another MOBA), and battle royale Extravaganzas Fortnite and PlayerUn Unknown’s Battlegrounds. In addition, we should not forget StarCraft II, the classic RTS is still growing strongly and is competing competitively with large amounts of money today.
And Hearthstone, Blizzard’s online card game, a turn-based sports game is very different from the company, it holds the top echoes of e-sports (and also illustrates the escalating diversity in the field. competitive games, compared to the early days – remember that even people who like Farming Simulator have made a switch to recent E-sports.)
Of course, the success of these games in reaching a large audience of E-sports lovers is controlled by major tournaments and organizations who are combining large-scale tournaments with numbers. Big money won cash for the winner.
The International Dota 2 Championship, organized by Valve game developer, brings huge potential victories, with last year’s award exceeding $ 25 million (about £ 19 million, $ 35 million Australia The winning team players – Team OG – left with over $ 2 million (about £ 1.5 million, A $ 2.8 million) each.
OG team does what they do best – win. They are the third highest-income team of all time according to E-sportsearnings.com, behind Evil Geniuses, with Liquid Team at the top.
It is a large individual tournament every year, but at a wider level, we have ESL, an organization that hosts many official professional leagues for different games and big events like the Intel Extreme Masters. (IEM), the longest global tournament gaming tour attracts a huge audience. Indeed, IEM Katowice 2017 saw the direct attendance of 173,000 people in a huge arena with a full opening ceremony and about 46 million viewers online.