The eSports industry is on the rise worldwide. Several stadiums in multiple areas sold out their tickets. Last 2019, tournaments in the United States offered record-breaking prize money among cyber athletes.
Take time to read this article to find out the top eSports tournaments 2019 that occurred in the United States.
Top eSports Tournaments 2019 in the US
- Fortnite World Cup
The Fortnite World Cup is an annual eSports competition which took place at Flushing, New York last July 26-28, 2019. The tournament offered a $30 million prize pool for the participants. The game developers, Epic Games, started the qualifying round during the autumn season of 2018.
The main event used the Fortnite Battle Royale, where 100 professional gamers scavenged for armors, healing items, and weapons.
- Call of Duty World League Championship 2019
The second most anticipated tournament in the United States last 2019 came from the Call of Duty team with a prize pool of $6 million. It took place in Los Angeles, California, last August 4-18, 2019. Participants battled against each other in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 via PlayStation 4, since it is the official collaboration of the organizers. The eUnited team (Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson, Chris “Simp” Lehr, James “Clayster” Eubanks, Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson, Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris) won the tournament while Chris Lehr became the tournament’s MVP.
There were 16 qualified teams for the 2019 Call of Duty Championship.
- Overwatch League Championship 2019
The Overwatch League has become bigger throughout the years. It has more considerable prize money with a larger number of participants. Twenty teams competed against each other. The playoffs were played between San Francisco Shock and Vancouver Titans in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The San Francisco Shock defeated the Vancouver Titan with 4-0 and took home the $1.1 million prize in the Grand Finals.
Several famous DJs, including Martin Garrix, Matt Ox, and PAZ, performed at this event. On its opening ceremony, record producer, DJ, and songwriter, Zedd, played with his famous hits, “Stay”, “The Middle”, “Stay the Night”, and “Clarity”.
The Grand Finals was live-streamed in over 190 countries via Twitch. It was also available on the Overwatch League’s official website and ESPN app.
The broadcast was also available via the following countries and platforms:
- United States – ABC
- Canada – TSN
- China – Bilibili, Huya, NetEase CC, and Zhanqi
- France – MediaWan
- Germany – Sport1
- Russia – Eterra TV
These are just a few of the several successful eSports tournaments in the United States last 2019. If you are planning to join one of these events, you have to start practicing your skills now.