The Esports Games To Follow In 2021

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The Esports Games To Follow In 2021

Esports are getting more popular with each passing day. There are so many esports games and events it can be confusing for a newcomer, so here are the biggest esports games to check out in 2021.


Valorant was set to break the esports scene in 2020, but the pandemic put every tournament and event on hold. Valorant now has a year of existence and its competitive scene snatched some of the best players from other esports including Overwatch and CS:GO. The upcoming Valorant Masters will be an event you don’t want to miss.

League of Legends

League of Legends has been one of the biggest esports games for over 10 years now. With an active player base and many tournaments, there is always something happening on the League of Legends scene. If you feel like trying your luck at making some money but don’t yet have the skills to compete with the pros, check out the best Canada guide for online betting.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike has dominated the world of esports since its first opus, back in the early 2000s. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, also known as CS:GO, is the latest installment of the series and gathers all FPS esports enthusiasts since 2012. In 2020, over 20 million players are still playing monthly.


DOTA 2 is the biggest esports game when it comes to prize money at major events. With The International, DOTA 2 regularly breaks the record of the biggest cash prize for an esport tournament. As The International 2020 had to be postponed due to the pandemic, the hype is real for The International 2021 and its whopping cash prize of over $40,000,000.


Fortnite took the world of Battle Royale by storm and is steadily leading in esports since 2017. The Fortnite Champion Series gathers the best Fortnite players, and even though physical events are on hold during the pandemic, the competition still continues online.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift is a new mobile game coming out in 2021 in NA. It is the mobile version of the most popular MOBA, making League of Legends accessible anywhere. The game came out last Summer in Asia and already set itself as one of the most popular mobile esports games of 2021.

Halo Infinite

Halo was always a fit for esports, with many tournaments on Halo 2 and 3. Halo Infinite is the latest opus of the series and will hit the Xbox Series X/S later this year. As the first competitive game available for the newest generation of consoles, Halo Infinite has a head start to impose itself as one of the most popular esports games of 2021. Moreover, the multiplayer mode of Halo Infinite is free-to-play, making it accessible to all players.

Clash Royale

Clash Royale is a mobile game anyone can play and is also home to some of the most intense esports battles. The Clash Royale League includes 8 seasons, each with monthly qualifying events and a monthly finale. The best 32 players will move forward to the Clash Royale League World Finals 2021 and fight for the $1,000,000 cash prize.

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The Esports Games To Follow In 2021
Ophelie Castelot
Ophelie is both an esport and journalism lover. She is the former head of the CS:GO section for a major esport website. Ophelie has been analyzing Overwatch ever since its release in 2016.