Over the past few years eSports have become huge, with players hitting superstar status in that world. This has been influenced by the increasing number of eSports tournaments held around the world and the increased ability for live streaming thus bringing these games to the masses. These tournaments don’t cater to all PC games but rather choose a select few on which to focus. Popular eSports tournaments include Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, League of Legends and Vainglory to name only a few.
First up is the renowned DreamHack tournament. Originally from Sweden, it now hosts a number of tournaments across Europe and more recently in North America. Each of these tournaments features different games and 2016 recently saw the DreamHack Masters series come to fruition, with only its second year taking place in 2017. The largest computer festival in the world, it also has one of the fastest Internet connections as it does not just host eSports tournaments but also features music, information, and other exciting activities for all participants.
Electronic Sports League
ESL, as it is more commonly known, is actually an eSports company that provides worldwide competitions and has the distinction of being the world’s oldest eSports organization still running. The company hosts a large number of tournaments around the world, which include ESL Play, ESL Pro Leagues (this is held in nine different games including Guild Wars 2, Halo 5, Gears of War and Overwatch), ESL National Championships, ESL One and the Intel Extreme Masters. The organization has also created anti-cheat software to prevent cheaters in what is becoming a rather competitive world.
There are multiple high-level competitions in the individual games as well but other notable tournaments are the ESEA League, European Gaming League, and Major League Gaming in the US.