The 4 Most Popular Esports in the World!


Did you know over 200 million watch esports? Esports’ audience size is expected to surpass 300 million by 2025 and it won’t be too long before esports is more popular than football! Fans of esports are attracted to the fast-paced action, amazing graphics, and exciting gameplay. These factors bring together fans and players from all over the world. At you can stream and bet on over 15 different esports and hundreds of matches every week! In this article, we are going to look at the 4 most popular esports in the world.

1. League of Legends

When it comes to esports, League of Legends is the king! League of Legends has over 100 million monthly active players, this is because the game is immensely popular in China. The game proved so addictive that the Chinese government even enacted laws to reduce the time people spent playing the game.

League of Legends is a 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena game. Players select a champion with special powers and battle the opposing team. The first team to destroy the enemy’s base, known as the Nexus, wins.

League of Legends now has a well-developed professional system with a yearly world championship. The 2021 World Championships had a prize pool of $ 2,225,000 USD and was watched by over 70 million people!

2. Dota 2

Dota 2 is another 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena game that is similar to League of Legends. In this esport, players select from over 100 heroes and use their special powers to attack the enemy. Whichever team destroys the opposing team’s base, known as The Ancient wins.

Dota 2 was released by Valve in 2013. The game has over 7 million monthly active players and is very popular in the US, China, and Eastern Europe. Dota 2 may not have as many players as League of Legends, but it boasts the biggest esports tournament in history. The 2021 world championships, known as The International, had a prize pool of over $40 million, and the winners, Team Spirit, won $18.2 million.


CSGO is a 5v5 first-person shooter which was released by Valve in 2012. Players either join the terrorist or counter-terrorist side and attempt to eliminate each other. The terrorist side’s job is to plant and detonate the bomb, while the counter-terrorists want to prevent the terrorists from planting the bomb or want to diffuse it successfully.

CSGO has over 20 million monthly active players and an exciting esports scene with massive international tournaments taking place throughout the world. Valve sponsors a number of tournaments known as Majors, which all have a minimum of $1 million up for grabs. The current best CSGO teams in the world are FaZe Clan and Natus Vincere.

4. Valorant

Valorant is a 5v5 first-person hero shooter, which is similar to CSGO and Overwatch. The goal of the game is to eliminate the opposing members of the team while either planting the spike or preventing the other team from planting the spike. Players get to choose agents who all have special powers.

Valorant was released in 2020 by Riot Games and quickly became one of the top esports in the world. This first-person hero shooter has over 20 million monthly active players. In 2023 Riot games is premiering its very own Valorant professional league, which should take the esport to a new level and rival the popular Overwatch League.

Final Thoughts

League of Legends is by far the most popular esport in the world, largely due to its cult following in China. Almost 80 million people tuned in to watch the 2021 League of Legends World Championships, and over 100 million unique users play the game every month!




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