Gaming has changed the world in a way that was never thought possible. It’s influenced people in every corner of the globe. Not only does it have a broad appeal, but it also offers a high level of entertainment. Gaming has become a global phenomenon and has expanded from the personal to the professional. Everyone has their own personal favorites. Whether you’re playing on your phone, tablet, or computer, gaming is sure to be your next favorite pastime.
The world of gaming is becoming more and more competitive, which means that gamers are becoming more specialized. Gamers now need to be prepared for anything in order to keep up with the competition. There are now gaming tournaments held everywhere, giving you a chance to win a piece of the pie. Today, gaming tournaments are a rising industry that are becoming more and more popular. Esports have been introduced to many countries and the different genres of games being offered are becoming more and more mainstream. In the past, tournaments were mainly offered to pro gamers. Now, anyone can get in on the action and with the many gaming tournaments now available, it is easier than ever to find a tournament near you.
10 best gaming tournaments
- Dota Asia Championships
Among the best eSports tournaments in the world in 2021, the Dota2 Asia Championships holds the number 1 spot. This event is organised by Perfect World and MarsTV and is known as the Oriental. Direct invitations to the qualifiers were given to some great teams. Overseas, the theme of the competition generated a huge amount of praise and media attention. The creation of a compendium and the magnitude of the total prize pool also captured the interest of the media.
Furthermore, the location of the LAN finals had an unusual coincidence: Shanghai, China, a city in the East. The DAC 2015 has been dubbed “The International of East” because it is not so much like the conferences in Seattle, Washington, USA or Cologne, Germany.
2. The Annual International
Seattle hosted the International Dota 2 Championships for the third consecutive year. The city hosted the fourth edition of The International for the third time. In contrast to the previous two years, the tournament this year took place at the Key Arena, an indoor multi-purpose arena. The arena has a capacity of over 17,000 people.
There were a total of sixteen teams participating in the main event of the tournament. Eleven of these teams were direct invitees, while four were forced to qualify through regional qualifiers. Aside from that, runners-up achieved one more chance of competing for the final place in the main tournament.
3. FIFA EWorld Cup
The FIFA game, which has been released every year since 1998, has become one of the most popular sports games in history. One might wonder why the FIFA World Cup is devoted entirely to the FIFA game.
In spite of its special status as the biggest eSports event in history, the tournament was dubbed the Guinness World Record for largest eSports event. Tournaments are organized every year and are open to everyone. In addition, the show is streamed on YouTube as well as Twitch. A rare honor for an eSports tournament, FIFA eWorld Cup was even broadcast on TV.
4. Call Of Duty League
New Call of Duty tournaments are upon us for those who love the game. As the previous Call of Duty World League was discontinued, a brand new tournament for the Modern Warfare installation will kick off this year.
As the teams are located in different cities around the world, games will be played in various different places based on the venue hosting the game. You can watch MLG matches online, or stream them on Twitch.
5. The Shanghai Major
This was the second Major of 2015-2016 professional Dota 2 season in Shanghai. It featured a roster of 32 teams and was held from March 2-6, 2016. The tournament featured 16 teams, of which eight obtained direct invites and the rest qualified through qualifying tournaments around the world. A defeat by Team Secret over Team Liquid in the best count of five series brought the major to an end.
6. Evolution Championship Series
A fan of fighting games will love Evo more than anything else.
Unlike professional tournaments that are closed off to only the best players, this tournament allows anyone to participate, which is why it has become an international gaming event. There were a lot of great games released in 2019, including Mortal Kombat 11, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Soulcalibur VI, and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.
This year’s Evo will take place around August. It will be streamed on Twitch, in which multiple Evo channels are available.
7. Smite World Championships
Among the most popular annual tournaments is Smite World Championship, a video game tournament for online multiplayer combat arena game, Smite. The first World Championship was held on January 9, 2015, at Hi-Rex Studios.
There were more than a dozen teams from North America, South America, Europe, and China gathered in Atlanta, Georgia for the event, which had a prize pool staggering $2.6 million and was at that time third largest in eSports.
Just a little bit ahead of the League of Legends World Championship, it finished behind the third and fourth season of Dota 2’s The International. First place was awarded to COGnitive Prime of North America, with just over $1.3 million.
8. ESports World Convention
In order to experience the ultimate gaming experience, you should attend the eSports World Convention. It doesn’t just feature one game, as many other tournaments do, which are usually organized by the game companies themselves. The final tournaments for multiple games will take place at this event, and qualifiers have already been completed across France.
All countries are sending teams to the convention, and participants will play PUBG, CS:GO, League of Legends, Fortnite and even Clash of Clans. Games will be streamed on the convention’s site, as well as on Twitch. Europeans who dream of attending an international tournament, but cannot afford a ticket to North America or Asia, may be able to choose to travel by rail.
9. Overwatch League
The Overwatch League is a relatively new tournament, with many teams based in different cities. It started in 2018. After 2020, we’ll finally be able to watch the games from different parts of the world, making it possible to travel to the closest stadium you can afford.
Streaming of Overwatch League games is also available on the Overwatch League’s Twitch channel for those who can’t afford tickets. It is also planned that the MLG website will offer a stream of the League’s games, and occasionally there will be live coverage on TV in North America.
10. Halo World Championship
Halo has earned a spot among the world’s best eSports tournaments, finishing ninth in the rankings. The main world championship took place at Millennial Esports Arena at Neonopolis. In Las Vegas, you saw pretty much everything you were hoping to see at a live tournament: upstarts making waves, champions playing their best.
The Halo World Championship was revealed on 4th August 2015, including a trailer shown as part of Microsoft’s Gamescom showcase. With a staggering prize pool of over $2,500,000 USD, no Halo tournament has ever had a prize pool as huge as this one. The tournament features guest teams from across the globe and is the first major of its kind.