As of today, tons of young adults watch eSports game matches on YouTube and Twitch even if they are not gamers. There are tons of games to choose from, including League of Legends, CSGO, Overwatch, Call of Duty, Hearthstone, Rocket League, StarCraft, Dota, and Dota 2.
eSports’ popularity among teenagers all over the globe helped the industry to achieve impressive growth. In just one decade, the gaming industry has become one of the most exciting sports worldwide. As of January 2019, eSports already have 100 million players from Dota and League of Legends.
In this article, you will know the biggest eSport countries. Here is a quick look at some of the best eSport countries – their achievements and earnings throughout the years.
The Greatest Countries for eSports
Here are some of the countries with the most competitive eSport gamers. They are sure to surprise you!
- South Korea
It’s a little surprise that South Korea has a lot of competitive gamers. A Korean eSport star, Faker, is one of the famous players worldwide. He is one of the reasons why the League of Legends have achieved their popularity.
Additionally, popular gamers Band and Wolf are Koreans, too.
China, being the home of over 20 million people, also love to watch and play eSports regularly. This is the reason why they are also considered as one of the largest eSport countries.
Uzi, a League of Legends star, came from China.
Even if the Chinese government is partially opposed to competitive eSports, they still managed to establish a designated town for eSports events – in Hangzhou. The government is somehow open to developing their country’s gaming talent.
The USA also remain competitive in online gaming. They even managed to be included in the top eSport countries for 2019. Some of their best gamers are Ninja – a Fortnite gamer, and Sneaky – a League of Legends gamer. It is obvious that the USA is still interested in joining the biggest eSport countries.
The International 6 (Ti6) is one of the most exceptional eSport championship events. This is where all the best Dota 2 teams from all over the world play against one another. It happened in KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington, United States. The champion was Wings Gaming, the second runner-up is the Evil Genuises, and the third runner-up is Digital Chaos.
Most of the biggest eSport countries came from Asia. There is no denying that they hold the recognition, fame, and money.
The industry’s popularity in these countries will increase eSports’ mainstream audience despite all the challenges.