One of the most crucial periods of the year related to esports tournaments is finally approaching. Fans worldwide are gearing up to cheer for their beloved teams and players. The matches will be viewable on platforms like Twitch, YouTube, and certain esports betting sites that occasionally provide streaming services for these events. There will also be fresh games and updates for popular esports titles alongside new tournaments. Let’s take a look at the future. But before delving into what’s on the horizon, we must acknowledge some titles that have already made waves in recent months – the thrilling F1 23 and MotoGP23.
- F1 23: The latest instalment in the Formula 1 series, it offers unprecedented realism in terms of graphics, physics, and gameplay mechanics. Gamers and racing enthusiasts alike can now virtually experience the exhilaration of real-world F1 racing.
- MotoGP23: Much like its F1 counterpart, MotoGP23 has pushed the envelope in terms of graphics and realism, giving bike racing fans a chance to get closer to the action than ever before.
Upcoming Esports Video Games:
- EA Sports FC: After parting with FIFA and losing the aforementioned household brand name, EA is taking football back to the streets with a twist. EA Sports FC 24 will feature various game modes like Ultimate Team, full-fledged women’s teams, Career Mode, Clubs (formerly Pro Clubs), and VOLTA Football, each bringing fresh elements to the table. Ultimate Team, in particular, will witness numerous updates, including changes in the player lineup!
- eFootball: Formerly known as PES (Pro Evolution Soccer), eFootball represents Konami’s attempt at rebooting their famed football series. Promising a free-to-play model and cross-platform play, it’s keenly awaited by soccer enthusiasts.
- Forza Motorsport: The Forza series has consistently delivered top-tier racing experiences. The newest entry is no different, with promises of better graphics, more cars, and improved racing dynamics.
- Counter-Strike 2 (CS2): As the sequel to the iconic CS: GO, CS2 is creating ripples of excitement in the gaming community. With CS: GO achieving nearly 30 million active players and a peak count of 1.8 million in July 2023, the anticipation for CS2 is palpable. The new game, built on the Source 2 engine, promises a revamped experience. After a limited-test beta in March, the full release is eagerly awaited by fans worldwide and will be available in September 2023.
- Project L: Riot Games’ upcoming 2D fighting game, Project L, is set to integrate champions from the League of Legends universe. Announced in 2019, fans have been eagerly waiting for more updates on this spin-off. Given Riot’s plan to demo the game at EVO 2023, we can anticipate testing phases in 2024, with the official release either late 2024 or sometime in 2025.
Updates on Existing Esports Favorites
- League of Legends (LoL): Riot Games is notorious for its frequent updates, keeping the gameplay fresh and the meta evolving. Rumors suggest new champions and potential map changes are on the way.
- Rocket League: The football-meets-cars sensation is planning new vehicles, arenas, and possibly game modes.
- Valorant: Riot’s tactical shooter is relatively young compared to other esports giants, but it’s rapidly growing. Expect new agents, maps, and possibly game modes in upcoming patches.
In conclusion, the world of esports is perpetually evolving. New games, updates, and tournaments keep the community buzzing with anticipation. It’s an exhilarating time for both players and fans.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.