Esports popularity has been on a constant rise in Canada, especially among the young people there. In other words, gamers will have no trouble fitting in, as E-sports and gaming is an inexhaustible topic for discussion. Here we will go over some of the most popular games that are also played in Esports tournaments held in America’s hat.
Developed by Epic Games, Fortnite belongs to a survival battle royale game genre and when it was released in 2017 it took the world by the storm. The game is available on multiple platforms (PC, PS4, Xbox, Android, iOS, Nintendo, Switch) and due to its competitive nature, it makes for an awesome and engaging Esports event. If you want to be up to speed and to see what Fortnite is all about, make sure you visit Twitch and watch streamers play it.
League of Legends
League of Legends or A.K.A League or just LoL, has always been the most popular MOBA game along with its rival Dota2. The most popular player from Canada is Jason Tran or WildTurtle, so if you wish to learn more about this national online warrior, make sure to look him up on Google or YouTube.
Dota2 is a very similar game to League, and both games are offsprings of a game mod in real time strategy called Warcraft 3. Dota2 requires a slightly higher skill cap though but nevertheless, both games have their own tournaments in Canada and are equally fun to watch.
Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Blizzard Entertainment. This is a massive shootout between opposing squads and thanks to different team compositions and character abilities, each match is unique and interesting.
Counter-Strike has been around forever, well since the year 2000 to be exact, and yet it’s popularity does not seem to be affected which speaks volumes of its success. Even if you are older chances are you know or played Counter Strike back in the day, so this would be a good opportunity to see just how much game has evolved and yet retained its original gameplay and feel.
If you are more of a traditional sports fan, then you will probably like this game more than the other entries on the list. It will be significantly easier for you to follow who is winning and what is going on, considering that you will be watching football. However, you will not be watching specific teams competing but players who control them.
Since hockey is popular here, it should come as no surprise that NHL is one of the most popular digital arts tournament as well. Much like with Fifa, you will most likely love this game more than other ESports options.
Very similar to football, but the players are big-wheeled vehicles. It is a really creative approach to a sports game, and it is loads of fun. You will learn to play this fairly easily and it can be also a good pass time activity with your new friends in Canada.