The League of Legends worlds saw the fall of the SK Telecom T1 empire in front of a crowd in Beijing, Team Liquid from the loser bracket to the new king of Dota TI7, and the Overwatch League kicks off the stage. the ‘pre-season’ segment. There’s a lot to look forward to in this new year.
In the memorable moments above, there are a few titles that are slowly shining, paving the way for the future of Esports. The first major of Call of Duty: WWII LAN has kicked off, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds kicks off its run into Esports with the Gamescom Invitational and IEM Oakland.
So which game could become the next big Esports title? Here are a few titles that are released and will be released in 2018 that can make a big splash.
The next version of the ‘7 Dragon Ball’ franchise will switch from ‘arena-brawler’ (moving freely in 3D) to a return to the traditional fighting game genre.
The game is currently being designed by game makers Guilty Gear and Blazblue promises to bring the fighting game back to life with its top fights, skills, and lots of characters. If the game goes in the right direction, it could become one of the fighting games capable of going up against the big boys like Street Fighter V.
Players will need to choose 3 different warriors from a huge list of characters to defeat the opponent. Combine skills in groups to create ‘unique’ combos and win.
The game is scheduled to arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on January 26.
Card fans are patiently waiting for a match worthy of Hearthstone – the game that rules the genre right now.
Lots of games have tried and failed to capture the card game market share. The Elder Scrolls Legend, flopped shortly before the game’s launch due to a poor gameplay system and poor marketing plan. As for Gwent, a card mini-game included in the Witcher game could be making it difficult for Hearthstone.
Gwent has a lot of unique features to make for an interesting playing formula, such as each type of card will have a separate row. These unit types are limited to a row, and they can be affected by spells or abilities. Knowing how to utilize your lines and suppress your opponent’s lines with weather effects and card features is key to victory. This is an entertaining and very tactical game that many gamers are already familiar with.
The game is currently in the ‘open beta’ stage and is expected to officially launch this year.
PUBG is gradually becoming a big game to confront the top games like League of Legends and CS: GO.
The game quickly grew in popularity in 2017 and left Early Access on December 20, after adding a new map and climbing system.
PUBG has the potential of future Esports in 2017 with the Gamescom Invitational and IEM Oakland – but there is still a lot of work to be done.
Regulations and monitoring regimes need to be refined and stabilized. IEM Oakland seems to be on the right track, but for PUBG to shine, a lot of work needs to be done for this Esports game to thrive.
It’s been almost 6 years since the last version of Soul Calibur was released.
Soul Calibur 6 was officially revealed to the world at The Game Awards on December 8, 2017, and has been confirmed to release in 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The game will introduce a new feature called “Reversal Edge”, which allows it to be done with the touch of a button. While pressing this button, the player can block all attacks. If the button is released at the right time, it will counter the opponent’s attack.
Most of the new features are still unknown as the game has only been announced recently.
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