List of Top 10 Most Popular Esports Games [2020]

Hello gamers, today we are looking at our top 10 list of Most Popular Esports Games. This list represents the top 10 games in esports with the most prize money, most tournaments held by the developer and number of players competed in these esports events.

This list will show how esports games are popular if you don’t know much about any of the esports games.

For most video games it takes time to gain popularity in esports because competitors and fans need time to see if the game is competitive, balanced, fun to play and fun to watch.

If a game does not meet those four needs, it is sure to be forgotten in a few months. Anyhow, the following are the top 10 esports games that I hope to rock in 2020.

Most Popular Esports Games

10. Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor is a third-person MOBA(Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) video game. It was previously known as the Realm of Valor and Strike of Kings.

This battle arena game is developed by TiMi Studios and published by Tencent Games. The game was available for Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch.

As of September 2018, the game grossed over $140million outside China. The players compete in matches to battle that lasts around 12 to 18 minutes.

Arena of Valor is a part of 2018’s Asian Games held in Indonesia. The biggest esports event is ‘Arena of Valor World Cup 2019’ that viewed by 764k fans. The awarded prize money of the game is up to $12,227,571.95, where 508 players participated in 45 tournaments.

9. Heroes of The Storm

Heroes of The Storm is a crossover battle arena video game, that features the different characters from the Warcraft, Starcraft and Diable games as playable heroes and battle arenas.

The game was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and macOS platforms.

This free-to-play multiplayer game is popular in esports games, the total awarded prize money of the game was up to $18,141,257, where 1200 players competed in 456 tournaments.

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8. Hearthstone

Hearthstone is an online digital collectible card video game, that created by using the same elements and characters as the Warcraft series. This game was also developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.

Hearthstone
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The game is played between two opponents using constructed decks of 30 cards with a selected hero that has unique powers and tries to defeat opponents’ hero. Hearthstone hosted a number of tournaments with a lot of prize money over $20,398,088 money are awarded, where 2266 players participated in 858 tournaments.

7. Overwatch

Overwatch is a fast-paced popular shooter video game that available for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game has the newer major titles in the esports events and it was the biggest success in the year 2016. Overwatch is still succeeding as an esports game and has some good few years.

The prize money is a total of $21,698,821 awarded by the game, where 3481 players competed in 734 tournaments. The biggest tournament was ‘Netease Esports x Tournament Winter’ viewed by 612k fans.

6. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the favorite battle royales games, that has a realistic and massive mainstream success, especially in mobile and PCs also. There is nothing more than satisfying to receive a chicken dinner in a squad or solo in the game.

As the player pits in against 99 other players in a setting of huge map and loots with slowly pushing players into the incredible small circle. The last man or squad standing are the winners of the game. The biggest tournament was ‘PUBG Korea League Phase I’ that viewed by 980k fans. The total awarding prize money was $22,286,782, where 2485 players participated in 249 tournaments.

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5. Starcraft II

Starcraft II is a science-fiction strategy video game made by Blizzard Entertainment was a very popular esports game. The professional gamers competed in the Starcraft II tournaments and is a long-awaited sequel to the Starcraft.

The Starcraft II is had been called the most successful esports and features his own ranking system.

The game was a part of the Asian Indoor Martial Arts games esports event since 2013. The game was awarded prize money a total of $32,721,187, where 2025 players participated in 5675 tournaments.

4. League of Legends

League of Legends is one of the all-time great popular esports games. This is another battle arena game that brings millions of fans across the world. It almost eleven years since the game release and becomes the most famous esports game in the world.

The total awarded prize money is up to $73,521,368, where 6830 players participated in 2408 tournaments. LoL Worlds 2019 is a most viewed tournament viewed by 3.9million fans. A report from the last year states that there are around eight million active players in League of Legends every day.

3. Fortnite

Fortnite is taking the world by the storm upon its release, as we saw the biggest Fortnite esports event last year. The game has shown to be very popular among all ages especially younger ages. The next 2020 year Fortnite World Cup is not yet confirmed.

As of March 2019, the Fortnite has crossed over 250million registered users. The game surpassed other esports titles, it comes in the third place in awarding the prize money that has a total of $84,475,824. The Fortnite World Cup Tournament was viewed by more than 2 million viewers.

2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an incredibly popular video game. The game passed eight years upon its release and still maintained the top position in one of the esports games. CS: GO is showcasing some of the incredibly talented players and it was played by the millions of fans.

The frequent new updates in the game feature new skins, knives, and flurry of events every year. The biggest esports tournament was in 2019 ‘IEM Katowice Major’ & it is viewed by 1.2 million fans. CS: GO awarded the prize money up to $93,058,452, where 12624 players competed in a total of 4801 tournaments.

1. Dota 2

Dota 2 is one of the top esports game worldwide with the most money up for the stake in the championship games. This game is the highest-paid and most successful game in the world and the esports players are also very popular.

The awarding prize money of Dota 2 blows away all the other titles in the esports events a total of $221,929,357 with the 3559 players participated in 1308 tournaments. The international 2019 is the most viewed tournament watched by 2million fans.


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