Esports: The Sports Tournaments That Got Turned into Video Games

When we think of sports tournaments, we usually think of something that happens once a year that requires us to check on the Europa League predictions. Fortunately, esports video games allow us to play some of our favorite tournaments from the comfort of our own homes and at any time of the year.

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The first-ever esports console can be traced right back to 1972 when home consoles became popular. It wasn’t until 1980 that the first nationwide Space Invaders competition was held, with a staggering 10 000 participants attending the event. This event not only marked but also birthed the idea of having sports-based video games.

What are sports tournament video games?

Young professional esports players playing games in internet cafe

When we think of a video game, we usually think of something fictional with little to no relation to real-life events; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. When we’re referring to an esports tournament video game, we’re speaking about a computerized version of actual tournaments. This means that you will have things such as teams with different players, uniforms, and many more. Just as you have options when looking at your Europa League predictions today, you’re also able to pick and choose which team you’d like to lead to victory.

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The Video Games: Esports Tournaments

Now that we have a proper understanding of what esports video games are, we can now look into the different video games. Below we take a look at a few esports tournament video games.

FIFA

If you love football, then you would have already heard of or played the FIFA video game series. The FIFA video game is a series of association football video games that are developed and released annually. These video games were developed and released by Electronic Arts, which is under the EA sports label. In 2011 the franchise made its product available in 18 different languages and available to 51 countries across the world.

The final series of the FIFA video game series is meant to be released in 2023, so if you’re a fan, you’ll definitely want to grab your copy.

Competitive esports gamers playing online game in cyber club
Competitive esports gamers playing online game in cyber club

Rocket League

We’ve all been in a situation where we were looking for something different, and Rocket League is where soccer meets cars. Rocket League was first released in July 2015 for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4. This video game can also be played on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The soccer video game has a mix of genres which include football, action ball, Sports video game, Indie game, and many more.

Rocket League has since won various awards, including British Academy Games Awards for Multiplayer and many more.

Blitz: The League II

If you’re into football, then you’ll definitely need to play the Blitz: The League II. The video game, which debuted in October 2008, is an American football video game that is a multiplayer video game. You can play Blitz: The League on PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. The game has genres such as simulation games, sports video games, and action games.

NBA Jam

NBA Jam was created in 1993 and is a multiplayer video game. The game, which was developed and published by Midway, is actually for arcades; however, it still deserves to be on our list. This game can be played on a Super Nintendo Entertainment System and 32X and more. If you want to play basketball, this video game would be perfect for you.

Big Rumble Boxing is perfect for those who enjoy arcade-style games but in the boxing genre. This video game can be played on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, and many more.

The Bottom Line

 Video games have continued to evolve and have made it easier for people to stay connected to their favorite sport by becoming one of their favorite virtual players. With more and more video games coming out, we look forward to finding something that is even more different from others. Who knows, maybe one day, we’ll be able to look at the Europa League Picks from our video games.

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