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November 2, 2022

Honda Fan Cup Finale 2 – Victory by a tenth by Horizon’s finest

After a brief hiatus and to much fanfare, the Honda Fan Cup returned to Forza Horizon 5 to cap off October’s community calendar, providing some top-tier racing and a slick,…
Sports Games
October 26, 2022

Forza Horizon 5 Esports Roundup: Trials, Champions & Upcoming Events

With Forza Horizon 5 officially stepping into the world of esports – or at least dipping their toes into the equation. In the absence of official developer and publisher support…
Sports Games
September 29, 2022

Formula Retro Racing: World Tour – An Arcade Love Letter with an Esports Heart

EGX 2022 was a return to form for the expo. Following a sparse and somewhat lacklustre 2021, an expected outcome but still underwhelming, 2022 saw major companies like Chillblast, Intel,…
Sports Games
September 25, 2022

Honda Fan Cup Finale – Horizon 5 Embraces Esports

While Forza Motorsport as a franchise currently sits at a low point, awaiting the release of Forza Motorsport in Spring 2023, the only available offering at current is Forza Horizon…
Sports Games
August 14, 2022

SIM Racing World Cup Finals 2022 participants and all qualifier results

Last week, the Monaco Esports Federation announced the participation of 12 teams for the 2022 SIM Racing World Cup finals on October 23. The tournament will feature Assetto Cross, a…
Sports Games
August 10, 2022

The state of Forza Esports in 2022 and growth potential moving forward

While plenty of love (and criticism) has been showered over Polyphony Digital’s technical masterpiece that is Gran Turismo 7, their main rival has seen somewhat of a drought in the…
Sports Games
August 3, 2022

EA Sports and La Liga partner up in EA’s first big move since FIFA divorce

EA Sports and Spain’s premier football league, La Liga, have struck up a new deal that will make EA Sports the sponsor for the league for the next five years.…
Esports News
April 6, 2022

F1 Delta Time and useless tokens – What could be done differently?

F1 Delta Time was officially shot down two weeks ago. The developers lost their license for F1, and an official game isn’t going to be possible anymore. F1 Delta Time…
February 8, 2022

BLAST enters FIFA Esports as production partner for ePremier League

The tournament organizer BLAST made their name in CSGO, but lately, they’ve expanded out to games like Fortnite and Apex Legends too. It seems like they’re about to add FIFA…
Opinion Esports
April 23, 2021

Esports at the Olympics – Clickbait and not what you expected or hoped for

A lot of esports (and Olympics) fans have been wanting to see esports as part of an Olympic event. It makes a fair bit of sense – not only are…
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Sports games are the closest thing to ‘real’ sports that esports will ever be – and they have a large intersection when it comes to fanbases. Sports video games appeal even to viewers that aren’t that interested in video games – precisely because they are close to traditional sports.

Esports betting is alive and well in the world of sports games – and there is quite a selection of games out there. Whether you are into football, basketball or another sport – there’s an esport for you out there! Even if you are interested in a game with a fantasy angle, games like Rocket League offer a unique driving sports game experience.

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Are sports games in esports growing?

The simple answer is: yes. Along with the esports world itself, sports games in esports are finding more fans, players, investors and so on. Along with that, the betting side of sports games especially is growing quickly – a lot of betting and sports fans are looking to branch out.

Then there is the Fantasy esports world – things like the eNASCAR DFS are becoming more and more commonplace with each week. New providers are picking up sports games and adding them to their repertoire, and large organisations are supporting them as well.

There is a huge variety of sports that manage to draw in all sorts of interested fans – the same is true for sports games, especially as there is such a variety in games. Whether you are interested in a competition between teams, games for one person or many, or even in the management aspect of the sports experience, there is a game for that.

Top Sports games in Esports

If there is a sport, there is an esport for it – but some are definitely more popular than others. Easily one of the biggest is football – FIFA is one of the most popular sports games in esports. Check out all the latest FIFA news here.

Another popular title is the NBA-sponsored NBA 2k and the associated NBA 2k League – one of the most popular sports games out there. Similar leagues also have associated games – the NHL, NFL, Formula 1 and more each have a corresponding esports version – as does the aforementioned NASCAR  league, and even the Madden NFL.

The Betting experience

For betting fans (and sports fans) sports games are the perfect entry into the esports world – you’re probably already used to most of the things you’ll come across when it comes to sports games news and betting.

Games follow the same rules – rounds, half-times, off-side and more. In fact, you’ll even be able to bet on some of your favourite players, depending on which game you are interested in. Titles like FIFA or NBA 2K feature players and teams from the ‘real’ leagues.

Sports Games in the news

With more and more fans being drawn to sports games as the esports industry expands, it’s pretty common to see one of them making headlines. Check back to this page for all of your sports game news needs!

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