Esports experienced massive growth in 2020 and this growth is expected to continue into 2021.
As more and more viewers are exposed to esports, so will the growth and general awareness increase. This will bring in additional advertisers, sponsors, as well as players. All very good for the industry.
However, unlike traditional sports, the esports industry can be very confusing to new users, especially when it comes to trying to find all the upcoming esports tournaments and matches. One issue in esports is that there is no central place to find the schedule of all upcoming tournaments and when matches will be taking place. Here are the options people have:
You can visit the esports team website or social channels and find their match schedule. However, not all teams will have a website and even those that do, might not have their match schedules on it. More so, maybe you don’t actually follow a team yet or know which teams exist.
You can look at the tournament host's website. For the top-tier esports tournaments, this might include ESL. If you want to only watch ESL matches, then you can go to their site and see a schedule. But for the lower tier esports tournaments, there are multiple tournament hosts, which makes esport tournament discovery very challenging.
Another option is to use esports streaming sites like Twitch, Facebook Gaming or Youtube. The issue here is that these sites typically only show live matches, and you can’t see when the next games are going to be taking place.
There are then quite a number of game dedicated websites, all about certain games. These can be dedicated to CS:GO, Dota 2, Lol, etc., and will then list the upcoming tournaments for their respective game type. However once again, these are mainly tier-1 leagues.
This is why the Livescore.GG site was developed. Its goal is to list the schedule of all upcoming and live esports tournaments so that users can easily find the games they want to follow as well as discover new tournaments and teams. There can be as many as 100 esports matches per day, and so finding your way through this mass can get confusing. It makes sense to focus only on the actual sport or teams you want to follow and build from there.