The Best Pro Esport Tournament in 2021

by Daniel Asante

When it comes to esports, the industry is evolving much faster than expected. This is likely down to the competitive nature of esports gamers, who enter a huge number of competitions every year.

This article will highlight some of the best esports tournaments that gamers can enter to win amazing prizes.

Top 4 Biggest Pro Esport Tournament

With the increase in popularity for the esports industry, we are likely to see much more action come 2021. 2020 is a bit of a write-off due to the pandemic, but it looks like a lot of companies are gearing up for next year, and some are still holding late autumn and winter events.

At its core, the esports scene thrives on the competitive gaming, while professional gaming peaks at major tournaments.

When we talk about esports tournaments themselves, there are several events, but the biggest represent the industry’s huge reach. So, here you have it, our best four picks for the finest esports tournaments to enter:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Every year, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive holds many memorable esports tournaments in the category of esports games.

ESL One: Rio was going to be the esports tournament for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in May but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

In previous years, the prize pool for this tournament has been around one million dollars. This year, due to the cancellation, they’ve upped the pool to two million dollars. You will be able to join the audience between 19th to 22ndNovember to watch the spectacle.

Aside from this, there is also BLAST Premier, whose fall series is due to begin on the 26th of October, and end early November before the showdown and final that are taking place in late November to mid-December.

(ESL ONE RIO 2020)

DOTA 2 The International

DOTA 2 The International is one of the leading annual esports tournaments. Unlike most esports tournaments with only a few teams that join to win the prize, DOTA 2 offers a huge number of player spaces and prizes. Their website shows prize money for players that placed between 1st place the 18th place back in 2019. The full prize pool for all 18 places was over $34,000,000. 

The tournament provides a huge chance to you to place your team amongst the top competitors and win thousands of dollars in prize money. 

This year’s event was unfortunately delayed because of the pandemic, and a statement was released announcing that it was likely The International wouldn’t go ahead until 2021. 

There’s also China Dota2 Professional League, Maincast Winter Brawl, and Red Star Cup.

(DOTA 2 The International)

Fortnite Esports Tournaments

When it comes to the peak of popularity in esports, you certainly cannot forget Fortnite. This game holds several esports tournaments every year, with one huge tournament that runs annually. 

When compared to other esports games, Fortnite has held one of the biggest prize pools, which was 100 million dollars for the 2019 tournament. Like the other tournaments for 2020, the Fornite World Cup has also been cancelled, and Epic Games moved many of their competitions online for the remainder of the year. 

(Fortnite World Cup)

International Esports Federation World Championships

You might remember the Olympics from their popularity in sports. In esports games, there is a kind of Olympics that is called the International Esports Federation World Championships.

In these championships, you represent your own country. It was founded in 2008 and has been running ever since. 

Remember to keep an eye on the websites and blogs of these tournament providers! So many announcements are just waiting to be made.

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