Did you know that eSports’ global market size can grow to 165 billion dollars in 2020? eSports have become a professional career among young people around the world and are no longer just a leisure activity. Nowadays, eSports players are earning millions of dollars in eSports tournaments and streaming it in Twitch and YouTube.
This industry has also become mainstream among large companies and investors. Several brands like Microsoft and Red Bull are the biggest sponsors in eSports events in the United States. Video game developers like Valve and Epic Games have been hosting big eSports tournaments throughout the years.
Most Anticipated eSports Competition in 2019
- Fortnite World Cup 2019
One of the most anticipated eSports events in 2019 was the Fortnite World Cup with 100-million-dollar prize money. This prize money is the most significant amount in any eSports competition last 2019. The Fortnite World Cup was organized by its game developer, the Epic Games.
- League of Legends World Championship 2019
The second biggest eSports event last 2019 was the League of Legends World Championship. It was organized by the Riot Games and started the qualifying rounds last February 3, 2019. The League of Legends has been stealing the show since 2018 with its prize money of $2.25 million. The venue of the League of Legends World Championship 2019 was held in Paris, France.
- The International 2019
The International is an annual world tournament for the highest Dota 2 players around the world. It is one of the most awaited eSports events scheduled every year. Several people are interested in this tournament since Dot 2 has the largest gaming community and player base worldwide. Last 2018, the competition had a $25-million prize pool from its game developer, the Valve Corporation.
The tournament was held in the Mercedes Benz Area in Shanghai, China.
- Call of Duty World League 2019
The Call of Duty World League is organized by Activision Publishing to decide who the world’s greatest players for this game are. They held the qualifying rounds last January 2019. After the qualifying rounds, 16 teams were left to compete for the $6 million prize money. This amount is the largest prize for any Call of Duty tournament in history. The participants will compete via PlayStation 4, which is the official partner of the organizers.
- The Overwatch League 2019
The Overwatch League last 2019 allowed 20 teams to compete for the $5 million prize money. These teams came from different countries around the world. It was organized by Blizzard Entertainment, which started last February 14, 2019.