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What is Esports? All you need to know – top teams | players | tournaments

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We all know what sports is, but some of us might not know what is esports? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Before we tell you what all games are there and how did it originate, let us first brief you about e-sports. 

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Esports is a type of video game tournament. Esports are frequently planned, multiplayer video game events, especially involving professional players, either solo or as squads. It generally consists of teams playing against one another in events for financial prizes. Technically, it is identical to traditional sports. Athletes at the highest levels are continuously competing for the top ranks in their sport or game of choice. 

Gaming evolved from a casual hobby to an organized competitive sport in the 1990s. Competitive professional gaming, often known as eSports, is currently a $1 billion dollar business. 380 million people worldwide spectators watch the championships live, and their Olympic debut is on the horizon. The eSports sector is a modern-day gold rush, with considerable growth year after year. 

Where can we watch Esports?

Esports events are televised on major media networks such as ESPN, TBS, SyFy, and Telemundo, conventional sports leagues such as the NHL and NBA have created championships and leagues, and owners of NBA and NFL clubs have acquired ownership shares in esports teams.

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Some of the biggest Esports Games


We might say FIFA, Minecraft, Call of Duty are some of the most popular esports, but they are not ranked at the first position. Some of the biggest esports games are;


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Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a Warcraft III mod for multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs). Dota 2 is a Valve-developed online combat arena game. Defense of the Ancients is a prequel to this game. It has a peak viewership of 15 million and has 59 active teams. The prize money for the tournament is $35 million and rising. 

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Fortnite is a Battle Royale 100-player PvP game. It is an Epic Games-developed online video game that was published in 2017. It has around 40 million competitors and more than 2 million viewers. The prize money for the tournament is $30 million.

League of Legends

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League of Legends, often termed as League, is a multiplayer online combat arena video game that was created and distributed by Riot Games in 2009. The game overtook Fortnite as the most popular game on Twitch in 2019 with a peak of 44 million viewers. The game has 24 teams with a $7 million cash prize. 

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a first-person shooter multiplayer game created by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. It has more than 40+ teams and 1.2 million viewers. Winners only get $1 million from championships but they have loads of big tournaments.


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Blizzard Entertainment developed and distributed Overwatch, a 2016 squad multiplayer first-person shooter game. Overwatch is a “hero shooter” that divides players into two teams of six and allows them to choose from a wide array of avatars known as “heroes” each with their own special powers. It consists of 20 teams and around 300k viewers. The prize figure is $5 million. 


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PUBG MOBILE is a Battle Royale mobile game developed separately by Tencent Games’ Lightspeed & Quantum Studios. Over the years it has gained a lot of popularity in the gaming sector. Around 20 teams compete in the PUBG esports tournament with 800k viewers and a prize of $2 million is rewarded to esports players. 

Also Read: List of 30+ Best Pubg Players in India: Meet the Masters of Gaming

Some of the most famous esports teams

1 Team Liquid DOTA 1622 $33.8 million The Netherlands
2 OG DOTA 2 70 $33.4 million Europe
3 Evil Geniuses DOTA 2 798 $24 million Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
4 Fnatic CS:GO 856 $14.3 million London, United Kingdom
5 Newbee DOTA 2 180 $14 million China
6 Virtus.pro DOTA 2 470 $13.7 million Moscow, Russia
7 Vici Gaming DOTA 2 268 $12.2 million China
8 Team Secret DOTA 2 199 $11 million Europe
9 LGD Gaming DOTA 2 131 $10.7 million China
10 Invictus Gaming DOTA 2 432 $10.7 million China

Famous Esports Players in India

S.n Name of the player ID Esport
1 Pentala Harikrishna GMharikrishna Lichess
2 Mohammed Lakhani Owais PUBG
3 Tanmay Singh ScoutOP PUBG
4 Gronavalli Harika Elegance_Riks Chess.com
5 Naman Mathur Mortal PUBG
6 Yash Paresh Soni VipeR PUBG
7 Harpreet Singh Janjuha Ronak PUBG
8 Vidit Gujrathi viditchess Chess24
9 Mihir DitterBitter Old School Runescape
10 Daljit Singh Daljitsk PUBG
11 Love Paras havoK Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
12 Golden Free Fire
13 Vatsal Garasia VasiyoCRJ Free fire
14 Karan Mhawadkar Excali Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
15 Balaji Ramnarayan BlizzarD Dota 2
16 Tejas Sawant Ace Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
17 Harmandeep Singh Mavi PUBG
18 Jeet Kundra Swifty Dota 2
19 Moin Ijaz NO_Chanc3 Dota 2
20 Raunak Sen Crowly Dota 2
21 Aman Kanuga Aman Free Fire
22  —- BarcaBoi Free Fire
23 Jaibharat Kondiram Chimule MaryX Free Fire
24 Agneya Koushik Marzil Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
25 Bhavin Kotwani HellrangeR Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
26 Nihal Sarin nihalsarin Chess.com
27 Debanjan Das DeathMakeR Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
28 Varun Immanuel DemiLove StarCraft II
29 Kartik Clash of Clans
30 Ishpreet Singh Chadha HuNtR Counter Strike: Global Offensive

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Also Read: Career in eSports: Getting Started And What You Need to Know


Therefore esports is getting popular globally and it has its own advantages and disadvantages.  A conventional sport may require bringing people together in the same physical area, however, gaming allows you to play with individuals from all over the globe instantaneously from the convenience of your own place via an internet connection. There are, however, legitimate problems to be aware of. To become the next eSports superstar, one must spend several hours each day gaming, and recent medical reports have suggested that sitting on a chair in a dark room staring at a screen will have detrimental health effects. 

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