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April 15, 2021

Gender-segregated F1 Esports tournament sparks controversy

It’s not exactly a big secret that a disturbing number of gamers are quite sexist towards women. Most aren’t, of course, but there are enough to leave a sour taste…
Sports Games
March 5, 2021

The Yard Invitational a unique Madden NFL Tournament

Madden NFL’s esport is about to add something new to its repertoire – the first ever team-up event! The Yard Invitational brings 2v2 and 3v3 competitions in the Yard mode…
Sports Games
February 11, 2021

Carnomaly500 to bring unique flavor to iRacing events

Racing simulators have been gaining popularity for a while – especially since the beginning of lockdowns, where live racing events were difficult or even impossible. Various iRacing tournaments and events…
Sports Games
December 8, 2020

UCI Cycling Esports World Championships: pro cycling has never been more fun for esports fans!

The Cycling Esports World Championships are coming – don’t worry if you’ve never heard of them. It’s quite a niche esport, but a popular one – and one that is…
Sports Games
November 18, 2020

The FIBA Esports Open II to determine the best country in NBA 2k21

While just about every esports fan is at minimum aware of the role NBA 2k plays in the esports world, very few have heard of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA)…
Esports Industry
November 16, 2020

Next Gen consoles will impact esports in a big way

With the next gen kicking off, console gamers are getting a big upgrade. The launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox series X have been one of the biggest topics…
Sports Games
November 12, 2020

2020 F1 Esports Series halfway mark report and season expectations

The yearly Formula 1 esports series is progressing nicely – 6 of the 12 races that are part of the official FIA Formula One World Championship have already taken place.…
Sports Games
October 9, 2020

LVL Berlin and Hertha BSC get into FIFA 21

German gaming brand LVL partnered up with Hertha BSC football club to grow the FIFA 21 scene in Berlin. The new tournament series will be called La LVL Liga. Starting…
Sports Games
October 5, 2020

The F1 Esports qualifiers for 2021 are now open!

It may feel like 2020 has been going on for a decade and won’t be over for a while, yet the year is almost over. In the F1 Esports world,…
Sports Games
July 30, 2020

Ferrari to Launch Esports Competition in partnership with Hublot

iRacing esports titles regularly include specific competition or car brand names. Games like Assetto Corsa Competizione see real-world brands and models competing in its virtual races. Lamborghini was just one…
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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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