No one can deny the fact that esports continue to grow in popularity with each passing day. Gone are the days when you thought you could not make a profit out of gaming. Now the sport is considered one of the hottest in the world with professionals earning millions of dollars annually. This has also made it available for sports bettors.
While there are many esport titles with high ratings, there are a few that have remained constant in terms of popularity over the past few years.
Here are the top-rated esports games you can find in 2022.
1. League of Legends
On top of the list are the real-time strategy and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game League of Legends (LoL).
The game is rated as the world’s most popular esports game with more than 129,000,000 streamed hours/month on the streaming service, Twitch.
The goal for LoL players is to take over and destroy the opposing team’s base, known as the Nexus. However, each team’s Nexus is protected by a set of towers in three different fields. Therefore, players must defend their own Nexus while attempting to destroy their opponents.
2. Dota 2
Another extremely popular esport at the moment of writing is the sequel to the classic Defense of The Ancients, a game made for Blizzard’s Warcraft II: Reign of Chaos. Yes, we are talking about Dota 2.
The famous MOBA game has been streamed for more than 40,000,000 hours/month on Twitch, making it an extremely popular esport.
Like many other MOBA games, the goal of Dota 2 is to destroy the opponent’s towers and take over their base. This might not only be profitable for the bettor but also for the players. At the International 2021, Team Spirit won a prize of more than 18 million dollars. Not bad for one week’s work.
Fortnite has become a huge favorite among esport gamers and fans since its release in 2017. In total, the game has been streamed for over 80,000,000 hours a month on Twitch.
Fortnite is a Battle Royale game, in which players can build items, and weapons and use special items to perform specific tricks. The goal of the Battle Royale genre is to remain the last player standing by the end of the game.
4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
The hugely popular title Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is a first-person shooter game with typical content for the game genre.
The game itself is played in two teams, Terrorists against the Counter-terrorists. Terrorists will try to bomb the Counter-terrorist site, while they on the other hand will try and defend the site or diffuse the bomb.
CS: GO has a combined 59,000,000 hours of streams on Twitch, but the game is also the most popular esport title to bet on. Curious about what it means to bet on esports? Find a great betting guide, learn the terms and concepts related to esports betting, and get started right away!
5. Call of Duty: Warzone
Last but not least, we have everyone’s all-time favorite, Call of Duty: Warzone. This first-person shooter and Battle Royale game has been streamed for a total of over 52,000,000 hours!
Warzone is the fourth title in the COD series and is classified as the best. Like any other game within the genre, Call of Duty: Warzone is about being the last remaining player on the battlefield.
Let us not forget that CoD Warzone 2 is expected to be released later this year, something we, along with other CoD fans, are very much looking forward to!