Choosing top video games is a very important factor for boosting an eSports business. The eSports business market is filled with gamers with different preferences in terms of video games hence the need to consider the video games you select as a business owner.
One of the most essential things to consider before selecting video games for your eSports business is to identify the games that your target gamers would love to compete in. But with a pool of video games being released into the gaming industry, it is undoubtedly hard to find that which best suits your target gamers.
The esports industry has a about five traditional genres with each genre producing high quality games for the market. We pick one top game from each genre which could boost your eSports business
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Top video games to boost your eSports business
FIFA games are certainly one of the top video games in the market. Its popularity may be as a result of its creation from the traditional footballing sport but the quality FIFA games comes with cannot be underestimated. The game created by Electronic Arts popularly known as EA sports has been in the market for about 25 years. The latest version (FIFA 19) which was released on 28 September, 2018 has two of the world’s best footballers as it cover – Ronaldo and Neymar.
Forbes.com points out certain superior features that makes FIFA games, especially, FIFA 19 a better video game as compared to most video games. FIFA 19 just like recent FIFA games has an astonishing graphics that makes it feel like the real traditional footballing sports when being played. This is perhaps one of the basic reasons why most gaming fans love the game.
A report by playstationlife.net in 2017 indicated that about 42 million gamers played the FIFA 17 game within the year of 2017. Altchar.com also reports that the latest FIFA 19 already has about 12,000,000 players enjoying the beautiful game. The aforementioned statistics confirms the fact that FIFA games are one of the most popular video games in the gaming industry and certainly one of the top games that could help boost your eSports business.
Call of Duty WWII
Another top video game that could help boost your eSports is Call of Duty WWII. Call of Duty WWII which was released on 7th November, 2017 is the recent release of Call of Duty video games series. It is a continuation of the long-standing shooter franchise.
Callofduty.com gives a gist of what call of Duty WWII is all about. The game has a very intriguing background story which appeals to most gaming fans. Call of Duty WWII was created using locations and excerpts from World War II. It is thus not surprising that the game is named after history’s most colossal war.
The exceptional nature of the video game has reaped successes in terms of nominations and awards. Imd.com reports that, Call of Duty WWII was nominated for the best audio achievement in the BAFTA video games award, best music supervision in a video game in the guild of music supervisors’ award and many other nominations. Call of Duty also won the best video game award in the golden trailer award in 2018. There is no doubt therefore that Call of Duty WWII has the potential of boosting your eSports business.
Dota 2 is a Multi player online battle arena game and as the genre name suggests, is a multi player game played online. The video game which was produced by Valve Corporation was first released in 2013 and can be played only on computers. The game is played between two teams. Each team has five players with each player controlling a character to help destroy the opponents’ structure called Ancient while they defend theirs.
Since its release in 2013, the game has become very popular in the eSports industry producing some of the sports’ best players and and some amazing statistics in terms of prize pool.
According to esportsearnings, the Dota International competition has the biggest prize pool as compared to other competitions in eSports. The 2014 edition had a prize pool of $10,931,103.00. The figure increased to $18,429,613.00 and $20,770,460.00 in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The 2017 edition had a prize pool of $24, 687,919.00 and last year’s had $25,532,177.00.
The game is obviously now popular due to the huge sums of money it provides and it could be a breaking grounds for your eSports business.
Starcraft II is a real time strategy game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It was first released in 2010. The game is set in the 26th century in a distant part of the milky galaxy. The game revolves around three species: the Terrans, human exiles from the earth; the Zerg, a super-species of assimilated life forms; and the Protoss, a technologically advanced species with vast mental power.
The game is featured in popular eSports tournaments such as the yearly World Championship Series Global finals, world electronic sports games, the Intel extreme masters season, the Sk pro league regular season and many others.
The prize money that has been awarded for 5299 tournaments is $29, 146,767.34 with the highest prize pool ($700,000.00) awarded at the Starcraft II Championship Series Global Finals in 2017.
Street fighter v
Although, the fighting genre is not a popular in the eSports industry, Street fighter is still loved by some gamers. The game was developed by Capcom to replace the Ultra Stret Fighter IV in February 2016. The game can be played as a player vs. player or multi player game. The objective of the game is for players to use a set of skills and variety of attacks to defeat their opponents. The total prize pool for street fighter v tournaments is $2, 238,185.16 from 107 tournaments.