Best MMO Games For Professional Gamers

The E-Sports scene has literally exploded in the last few years, with the likes of StarCraft 2, League of Legends (LoL), Everquest 2 and DOTA 2 being 3 of the most popular. The catalyst has been the internet, allowing gamers to interact with people across the globe since the 90s with the likes of DOOM, Quake and Duke Nukem. Now, major worldwide tournaments are held across many countries, with individuals and teams of gamers forming to do battle and win coveted titles and big cash prizes.

Full time gaming

We are now experience many gamers earning a full-time living from gaming – surely every teenager’s dream? Not only are the very best professional gamers earning sometimes over $100k per year just from tournament prize funds, but they also receive a regular sponsorship endorsement income from some of the biggest computer companies in the world. As a result, companies are pumping cash into the industry with cash prizes getting larger and spread further across the lower final positions in a tournament and keeping the industry booming. This in turn has a huge influence on the game developers, allowing them to make better games year on year, again fuelling the industry and driving it forward.

Youtube and Twitch streams

More and more gamers are turning to YouTube and other video sharing sites to capture their gaming experience, gaining followers and reaching out to the gaming world. If they’re good and popular enough, they might gain the attention of the likes of Machinima, an online video giant who will sponsor and pay for the videos you release through their name depending on the level of views your videos are gaining. Many once-teenagers are actually living their childhood dreams of playing video games all day every day with some of the old classics like Warcraft 3 and Counter Strike still showing their heads in the gaming ladders.

Some of the top MMO games being played for money

  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
  • StarCraft
  • League of Legends
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Bleach Online
  • Dota
  • Dota 2
  • Guild Wars 2
  • World of Tanks
  • Warcraft 3 (plus expansions)
  • Quake Live