Over the past few years, esports has only become a stronger force in the video game world. In size, revenue, and fame, the industry has blossomed.
As 2021 starts to unfold, there are some pieces of industry news that are giving fans a peek into what the future of esports might be like. From Riot Games making big moves to mobile games changing the market, there is so much going on in the esports world that could evolve the scene.
Valorant Masters Event
Valorant (from Riot Games) came out last year as a burgeoning, quickly popular multiplayer shooter. It fits a perfect niche between Overwatch and CS:GO, where top-notch FPS players use superhero abilities to shoot out enemies and capture or defend points.
Valorant was a game-changer last year because it snatched away top players from Overwatch and CS:GO, but this year it will only cause even bigger waves for Riot Games.
Not only will the Valorant Masters Event possibly catapulting the game to the top of the esports charts, but it could also possibly prove that Riot (who already run LoL, one of the most popular esports MOBAs) can be a leader in multiple esports genres. With rumors of Riot making a new fighting game, this could be just the beginning of their company becoming a multi-genre competitive gaming powerhouse.
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