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The Most Popular Esports Games Worldwide in 2022

Esports has become more popular than ever in 2022, with gaming becoming as profitable an industry as music or film. But we have to wonder: which one's the most popular?

Gone are the times when video games were a nuisance to parents. Today, their vast popularity generates more revenue than the film and music industries. What was once seen as a hobby is now taking up a professional space worldwide, where people earn massive amounts just by showcasing their incredible gaming skills. 

But in the myriad of video games, which one is the best so far? Which is more profitable and which is the most popular among all? Read the article till the end as we unravel all about the best esport games worldwide in 2022. 

5. Counter-Strike 

If you love battling in the arena field by showcasing your extraordinary gun skills, this game is absolutely for you. In fact, it is one of the most popular games of 2022. In a basic classic mode of the game, the two teams compete against each other, one being the terrorist and the other being the counter-terrorist. Both teams have five players who play on the selected battlefield. It is, perhaps, the best element of the game. You get to choose your battlefield among mountains of options. First released in 2012, the game has more than 10,000 professional players today, who display their gaming skills to earn a hefty monthly amount. 

4. League of Legends 

Unless you live under a rock, you might have heard of this name before. The popularity of League of Legends branches out to the non-gamers, too, due to its real-time game strategy. These teams compete with each other on the classic MOBA map. Moreover, with its intense gameplay, you can choose any of the five players among the 150 different character options. Thus, you get a total of four different abilities and different tactics. With the vivid and fun game, your only goal is to get the upper hand against the opponent by devastating some objects as a team. Sounds interesting, isn't it? 

Incepted in 2009, this excellent gameplay has reached around 7130 professional players with billions of die-hard fan following. 

3. Fortnite

The next one on the list is Fortnite. How can we forget to add this immensely popular game to the list? And the irony is this gameplay has won millions of hearts with its extremely simple gameplay. There are a total of 100 players competing against each other on a huge map. This leads us to wonder, if the game is that simple, why is it on the list of the top games? Well, it is merely because of its tremendous resources and building structures. Moreover, its bright display and clean visuals add to the aesthetics, which are soothing to a player’s eye. 

2. Dota 2 

Dota 2 is no less than CS Go when we talk about the viewership, money, and fan following. Incepted by Valve, this gameplay is the second most popular in the world. And why wouldn't it be? Besides its enticing graphics and striking visuals, it gives the option to choose from 110 different heroes. It adds versatility to the game, making the player experience a new character every time it starts over the competition. 

1. Overwatch 

For all shooting game enthusiasts, here is a piece of good news. Overwatch leads the pack when it comes to the best games of 2022. And why wouldn't it be? This one-of-a-kind shooting game is not just mundane shooting gameplay. Instead, it has a plethora of extra elements. The variety of characters, each having a different skill, is one of them. The franchising format is a cherry on top, adding more excitement to the game. 

By Angelica Williams - Content Coordinator

When not writing about the latest in gaming news, Angelica can be found holding a controller and playing whatever her most recent fixation is. Hobbies include reading, writing, gaming, and archery - though not necessarily in that order.

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