eSports might not be as popular as traditional athletics, but they have a bright future. The sport has moved from being a bedroom hobby to a full-fledged game featuring several regional and international tournaments. There are even plans to create an eSports Pro League early next year. Before that happens, fans can check out these eSports events that will most definitely go down in 2020.
You can think of BlizzCon as the Olympics of eSports. Every aspiring pro-gamer who is interested in Blizzard products dreams of attending one of these events. Regular tickets go for as low as £150 and £600 for VIP. And anybody who makes it inside might get virtual gifts, including beta keys to new Blizzard games. They also sell virtual tickets to streamers from all over the world – who also get the same freebies offered to live attendants. When it is all said and done, everybody enjoys live concerts and meets gamers from the US and beyond.
Capcom is a live eSport tournament for traditional fighting games. It usually has anywhere between 16 – 32 players, who must pass a rigorous qualification process at smaller competitive events. It has been around since 2013, holding events almost every year since. The winners of this event get to play in the Capcom Tournament for a bigger prize.
Fortnite World Cup
Fortnite has got to be of the most successful video games ever created. The 2019 event attracted over 10,000 live attendants in New York, and more than a million fans watched the whole thing on Twitch.tv. That explains why the gaming company affords to dish out over $30 million in prizes and host glamorous events. In a recent statement, this award-winning team promised fans a facelift for the ageing game, along with a bigger prize pool to match.