Esports Data Providers’ 5 Picks

Valentin - 5th November 2021

Esport Data Provider offers 4 games at the moment: Counter-Strike Global Offensive, League of Legends, DOTA2, Rocket League, and Valorant is currently in BETA.

We selected these games because they are the most popular titles worldwide with infinite skill-cap and have a strong esport scene following. 

League of Legend

  • Studio: Riot Games
  • Released: 27th October 2009
  • Category: Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)
  • Game Mode: Multiplayer
  • Controls: Mouse, Keyboard

League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and macOS. Inspired by DOTA in ten years of existence, Lol became the esport reference with major leagues around the world. Riot keeps all control of the esports scene, which is expanding year-on-year.

EDP Offering: LEC (Europe), LCS (North America), LCK (Korea) LPL (China) LFL (France) EUMasters (Eu ERL)

DOTA 2

  • Studio: Valve Corporation
  • Released: 9th July 2013
  • Category: Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)
  • Game Mode: Multiplayer
  • Controls: Keyboard, Mouse

Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve, the game comes from a community created mode: Defense of the Ancients on warcraft 3

Although the game remains in the shadows of LoL, the title has a solid following. Valve sponsors some events but doesn’t have full control of the pro-circuit, which is a series of major events.
That being said, the Dota-Pro-Circuit (DPC) has been rebuilt and is way easier to follow now!

EDP Offering: All DOTA pro circuits: EUW-EEU-NA-SEA-SA, OGA Dota pit, BTS Pro Series. The International,

Counter-Strike Global Offensive

  • Studio: Valve Corporation
  • Released: 21st August 2012
  • Category: First Person Shooter
  • Game Mode: Multiplayer
  • Controls: Keyboard & Mouse

When it comes to esport CS is a pioneer. Several CS:GO players have 20 years of pro gaming experience, proving that CS has a strong following based on its number of years on the pro-gaming scene.

Valve outsources its tournament planning to organizers around the world, and only picks two events per year to be Majors.

CS GO is the perfect pure skill game, the match is never over! It’s great for viewing entertainment even if you are not a hardcore player.

EDP Offering: Majors – BLAST – IEM – Flash point – ESL Pro League – ESL ONE – Dreamhack – CS summit – StarLadder – V4 Future Sports Festival

Rocket League

  • Studio: Psyonix
  • Released: 7th July 2015
  • Category: Cars/Football Game
  • Game Mode: Multiplayer
  • Controls: Controller, Mouse, Keyboard

Rocket league is our little caprice, the soccer car game, has great potential as an esport title. It’s very simple to understand and follow, even for someone who is not particularly into gaming. Resembling football with a bigger amount of goals wins. Saying that, the game is very hard to master, the scene is relatively young, and the structure needs development. However, this game seems to be an attractive proposition for any casual player due to its easy concept of scoring goals. 

EDP Offering: all RLCS events – North America and Europe , RLCS World Championships

Valorant (BETA)

  • Studio: Riot Games
  • Released: 2nd June 2020
  • Category: First-Person Shooter
  • Game Mode: Multiplayer
  • Controls: Mouse, Keyboard

The competitive gaming world needed this, a brand new Tactical FPS shooter, CSGO has been ruling this world for years without equivalent until Valorant arrived.
The Riot game FPS is easier to sell worldwide than CSGO, with cartoon graphics and attacker vs defenders instead of Terrorist vs Counter-terrorist.
In-Game, we have a hardcore tactical shooter, but with spells and ultimate to spice it up. The maps are also very refreshing compared to CS and all of them got unique mechanics.

Valorant can be seen a bit more fresh than his older brother from VALVE, but they are very different in a way you can see them like LOL and DOTA2.
This game can also count on Riot esport experience in terms of Pro circuit and hyped tournament.

EDP Offering:  VCT Masters, VCT Challengers EMEA, and NA, VALORANT Champions.