The esports scene is progressing at an impressively fast pace. Even major car manufacturers like Lamborghini have been exploring the world of racing video games with competitive tournaments around The Real Race. In terms of eSports-related PC games, they are also having a big impact on your overall progression.
Console events have had a successful period, but PC competitions have caught the attention of fans and pro gamers alike, and notably too. Numerous competitions have also been held since 2020, promising an even more exciting few months for eSports fans. Professional player YouTube channels are thriving, the popularity of Twitch continues to elevate the complete eSports package, and fans are exploring more sports betting markets than ever before. Overall, the progression shown in recent times has been remarkable as the landscape continues to thrive and record large numbers.
It hasn't been good for all titles, though. Games like Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch have been going through a worrying period lately as active players and views struggle compared to past campaigns. Despite the struggles of some, others have been recording great success. With that in mind, here's a look at five of the most impactful PC games of 2021 so far.
League of Legends
League of Legends has had another impactful period on PC. As pointed out by The Esports Observer, the game continues to attract a huge player base. Alongside this, esports fans have been tuning into Twitch in large numbers, making it the most watched title on the streaming platform in the first quarter of the year. Competitions such as the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) in Berlin also recorded impressive numbers, with emerging figures suggesting that viewership per hour has grown year-over-year by more than 40%.
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
With over 80 exciting tournaments drawing huge crowds and a massive selection of talented players, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has had another good time. An extremely popular PC title in its own right, $3.6 million was awarded in prizes in must-see events, such as $1 million in BLAST Premier: Global Finals and $1 million in Intel Extreme Masters XV – World Championship.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
A game that has always captured the hearts and minds of the esports community, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has continued to grow more and more in recent times. Twitch game viewing numbers remain strong, and the amount of players aiming to reign supreme in the competitive landscape is also impressive, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare achieving the third largest player base behind players like the aforementioned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends.
PUBG is another PC title that has had a big impact in 2021 so far. The number of views of the game on Twitch continues to reach impressive levels, along with the 7.1 million dollars awarded in prizes. Participants from around the world are also earning their name, with competitors from Taiwan, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Macau recently competing in an intriguing six-week league.
This was our list of the most impactful games in esports in 2021. Stay tuned on our website for more news and updates from the gaming world. Take care and until next time!