Esports Data Providers’ 8 Picks

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Esport Data Provider offers 8 games: Counter Strike Global Offensive, League of Legends, DOTA 2, Overwatch, Rocket League, Rainbow 6, FIFA and Fortnite

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 majors 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) and LPL (China)

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 reamins 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 majors events.

EDP Offering: The International 2020, ONE Esports Singapore Major 2020, EPICENTER Major 2020, ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Jakarta, ESL One Los Angeles 2020 DreamLeague Season 13, ESL One Birmingham 2020, Parimatch League Season 2 StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3, WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon, WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 and more…

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 organisers 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: BLAST Premier: Fall 2020, CS: GO Major Championship Autumn 2020

BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 Regular Season, ESL Pro League ESL Pro League Season 12, Intel Extreme Masters XV – Melbourne, ESL One: Cologne 2020 BLAST Premier: Spring 2020, DreamHack Masters DreamHack Masters Jönköping 2020 ESL One: Rio 2020, FLASHPOINT Season 1, ESL Pro League Season 11

Games World Electronic Sports Games 2019, Intel Extreme Masters XIV – World Championship, BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Regular Season

Overwatch

  • Studio: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Released: 24th May 2016
  • Category: First-person shooter
  • Game Mode: Multiplayer
  • Controls: Mouse, Keyboard, Controller

Overwatch is the famous Blizzard title. The FPS concept is a mix between LOL and CS. Every champ has the ability to use spells and ultimates which can change the match, with teleportation, speed up, dash the fights are very dynamic and in 3 dimensions

The pro-scene includes the famous OW league and the secondary OW contenders.

Every team is associated with a city and this year the OW is moving around the world with the homestand system which is great for the public, everyone can cheer for their team and city.

EDP Offering: All Overwatch league

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 developing. However, this game seems to be an attractive proposition for any casual player due to its easy concept of scoring goals. 

EDP Offering : RLCS Season 9 – North America ,RLCS Season 9 – Europe ,RLCS World Championship finals 2020

Rainbow Six Siege

  • Studio: Ubisoft
  • Released: 1st Decembre 2015
  • Category: First-person shooter
  • Game Mode: Multiplayer
  • Controls: Mouse, Keyboard, Controller

Rainbow six is comparable to Counter Strike with considerably more features. There are different classes with a large panel of devices, grenades, cameras, scopes etc …

There is the classic search and destroy mode with preparation time for the defenders; the game offers many maps that you can partly destroy or consolidate. The game offers plenty of strategic options and possibilities. The kill time is pretty low but pure skill is not good enough, players need work as a team, have extensive knowledge of the maps to master R6 The esport scene is relatively young but refreshing, very realistic and fun to watch.

EDP Offering: Pro League S11 Europe, Pro League S11 North America, Pro League Season 11 Finals, Six Major, Six Invitational 2020

 FIFA

  • Studio: EA Games
  • Released: 27th September 2019
  • Category: Soccer game
  • Game Mode: Multiplayer
  • Controls: Controller

Fifa is a famous football game imitating a very realistic footie match. Fifa is one of the most famous games in the world. EA sports have developed the esport scene recently to better structure the tournaments system. There are also a lot of tournaments that copy the regular football pro-scene like the E-club world cup or the E-nation cup.
Nowadays, most of the bigger traditional football clubs pretty much have their own FIFA esport team.
Also, EA has designed the competitive FIFA scene in a very open way, everyone has an opportunity to participate in the FUT Champions weekends sitting in the comfort of your living room and eventually making your way to the almighty top level World Championship.

EDP Offering: E-world cup

Fortnite

  • Studio: Epic Games
  • Released: 25th July 2017
  • Category: Battle Royale
  • Game Mode: Single/Multiplayer
  • Controls: Keyboard, Mouse, Controller, Touchscreen

Established in 2017, the giant’s Fortnite wave crashed on the gaming world. The game is free to play and is frequently refreshed with add-on features. Fortnite is brilliant at capturing the players’ minds, every season is filled with surprises. For instance, they can introduce vehicles, weapons and changes in the storyline that keeps the game exciting.

There are fewer esport tournaments but the main event is the Fortnite World Cup which is a massive event with more than a $15m dollar cash prize. Fortnite fans followed their favourite players actively around the world.

EDP Offering: Fornite World Cup


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