Whether you acknowledge it yet or not, esports is a hit in the world, particularly professional gaming. People have taken their love for gaming to the next level by becoming experts and organizing competitive forums to showcase their skillsets. Nothing brings gamers together like a little bit of competition to throw them over the edge. There are communities and social groups formed as a result of the competitions.
If you are a lover of video games, regardless of which franchise is your favorite, there are some facts that you cannot overlook. Gaming tournaments in the world are a big deal they range from the small ones to the big and very popular ones. Here are six gaming tournaments that are very popular across the world today:
Call of Duty Championship
The Call of Duty championship is one that will make you want to grab your Kinsal leather chair and watch from home if you missed out on a ticket. The tournament has both the World League and the Pro League that set gamers up to climb the international ladder, with only the most elite players getting to the championship level of this tournament. The championship has been the highest ranks since 2013.
Every year, the competition is held on the most recent version of the game, ‘Call of Duty.’ It is an annual competition, which means in 2019, the tournament will be based on the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 game.
eSports World Convention
The eSports world convention is the longest-running events in eSports history, having first debuted in 2003. Initially, the tournament started on first-person shooters but has kept expanding over the years. With time, the competition has now split into multiple annual events, covering several games, including, Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Paris Games Week. The convention has also been in partnership with other organizations, sponsoring tournaments for PUBG, Hearthstone, and Fortnite, among many other competitive games.
Evolution Championship Series
Every summer in Las Vegas, there is a convergence of the most popular fighting games. The EVO tournament was officially started in 2002, dating back to a small competition in Japan. However, the competition has now grown into a three-day event that features a growing list of games. The 2019 tournament with feature such games as Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mortal Kombat 11, among many others. The game encourages participation by all gamers since it is open to professional and amateur players.
FIFA eWorld Cup
Since 2004, people have gathered from all over the world to determine the top virtual footballer in the world. The tournament is such a big deal that, other than live broadcast on YouTube and Twitch, the competition is also broadcast on television in many countries around the world. Fortunately for gamers, the tournament is open to everyone, and to be eligible, you have to compete online and qualify as one of the top players.
Fortnite World Cup
Fortnite is one of the most popular games there are today which merits that there would be a prevalent competition for the game. The Fortnite World Cup has not been on for so long, because it was popularized sometime in 2017. Anyone can join the contest, and be eligible for $1 million weekly tournaments. The stakes are higher at the World Cup Finals, with a $30 million prize pool to be won.
Pokemon World Championships
Nintendo is also keeping up with the changing landscape of the competitive gaming with Pokemon World Championships. Ideally, the tournament starts at the local levels and keeps scaling up to remain with the top players. In the end, the Pokemon World Championships is an invite-only gathering for the best of the best players.