The world of online gaming has been gradually growing. Naturally, the number of esports teams has reached the roof. Gamers have participated in several esports organisations such as ONIC Esports, Gambit Esports and Fnatic.
The community and fan engagement has also sky-rocketed in recent years, with more and more people following various esports games and tournaments. The following has grown so much so, that major companies have added esports to their wagering options – leading the field is the mega Unibet Esports platform. The interest and number of bets placed during major league tournaments have boomed and wowed the industry.
Top 5 Esports Games
- League of Legends (LoL)
LoL, a MOBA game developed by Riot Games was watched over 101 million hours in the first quarter of 2021. It was formed in 2009 and consisted of five teams competing in an arena to kill the opposition team, the Nexus. Its player base is 115 million players active each month.
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO)
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive had over 56 million hours viewed in the first quarter of 2021. The game developer is Valve Corporation, and its genre is Tactical Shooter. Here, a team of players has to defuse and plant bombs to kill the opposing team.
- Dota 2
Dota 2 was also developed by Valve Corporation and fell under the MOBA genre. It is a sequel to Warcraft III. The game had over 32 million hours watched in the first quarter of 2021.
- Rocket League
Developed by Psyonix, Rocket League was watched for almost 20 million hours in the first quarter of 2021. This is a sports game where car teams are divided into three and hit opposing teams with balls.
The developer of Valorant is also Riot Games, and its genre is Tactical Shooter. The game is similar to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as its setting is an arena where players have to take down the opposing teams. However, it has characters with superpowers, giving players abilities and traits to use to their advantage.
Most Viewed Esports Teams in Quarter-2 2021
|over 32 million
|over 31 million
|League of Legends
|over 30 million
|plus 29 million
|Dota 2 and Mobile Legends
|plus 25 million
|LoL and CS: GO
Most Viewed Esports Teams in Quarter-3 2021
|LoL, Valorant and CS: GO
|LoL and Dota 2
|CS: GO, Dota 2 and LoL
|CS: GO and LoL
Most Viewed Esports Teams in Quarter-4 2021
|LoL and Rainbow Six Siege
|Dota 2 and CS: GO
|Rex Regum Qeon
Most teams in the Valorent roster always find their way to the top. Viewers are into Tactical Shooter games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is also popular with the most viewed teams from quarter two to four of 2021. Esport fans seem to like change as they are fascinated by different groups each quarter.