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What is the Most Popular eSport in Canada?

As the world has developed, so has the sports industry. Sports have gone digital, just like the interests of sports lovers. This has lead to the sports industry having to evolve. With the evolution online sports have become a major factor at sportsbooks like Roobet. eSport in Canada and the worldover, is the biggest trend in online betting currently. Esports is short for electronic sports and it involvers players engaging on modernized video games.

Most of the esports offerings are  However, sometimes multiplayer games where competitions are held between professional players, teams, or individuals. The winning team or individuals can win millions of dollars as their prize money.  The prizepools have grown substantially as the popularity of the sports has grown. Players also can profit from scholarships, team salaries, and endorsements.

Esports in Canada

Esports in Canada is one of the world's fastest-growing and most lucrative. Global gaming practices are led by esports betting in Canada. Some of the renowned players include: Over-active, Battlefly, Rivalry, Enthusiast Gaming, and React Gaining.

When recruiting players for esports, it is customary for Canada to recruit players based on how good and skilled they are, rather than giving much consideration to the player's nationality. These players would, in turn, compete in the international industry bearing the Canadian flag.

The most popular esports game in Canada is Counter-Strike. This esports game is usually played by highly rated game professionals in Canada. It is generally represented by 19 squads that have won $1,480,362 in prize money. On the other hand, considering only individual players from Canada, the most played esports game is StarCraft II.

Interestingly, this esport genre gathers 86 people as players on a competitive level with a prize of $813,542 as a money reward. Counter-Strike is a series of multiplayer first-person shooter video games. In this game, teams of terrorists wage war against a territory to infiltrate and perpetuate a whole new terror.

This they do through bombing, hostage-taking, assassination, and many other acts of terror. On the other hand, counter-terrorists work very hard to neutralize the attacks through hostage rescue, escort missions, bomb refusal, and other counter-attacks.

The Counter-Strike video games began on Windows in 1999 as the first game titled "Counter-Strike" was released. This first Counter-Strike was followed by Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, which was developed by Turtle Rock Studios and released in March 2004. Eight months after the release of Condition Zero, Counter-Strike: Source was released. 2012 birthed the fourth game series "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive."

Individual Player Games in Canada

As many games are team-based, there are also individual esports player games for one's enjoyment in Canada. Here is a list of some of the top-rated unique player games:

  • Dota 2
  • StarCraft: Blood War
  • Hearthstone
  • League of Legends
  • Battle Royal Games
  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty
  • Valorant
  • Halo
  • Player Unknown Background

Many people, fans, players, and esports enthusiasts place bets on these games, both the team-based like Counter-Strike and individual games like League of Legends. To qualify as an esports player in Canada, you must sign-up first with a professional team or must have competed consistently in an official sponsored tournament.

Esports players in Canada are well compensated, with some earning between $3,359 and $2,253,053. The esports industry in Canada is up-and-coming and has made some players millionaires, such as:

  • Artour "Arteezy" Babaev, with earnings of $2,253,053
  • Kurtis "Aui – 2000" Ling with earnings of 2,002,778
  • Williams " Zayt" Aubin who earned $ 1,148,166

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive comes with a lot of action. This is seen as the terrorists and the counter-terrorists both competing in game mode to complete objectives. At the end of each round, players get rewarded proportionally for their performance with game currency to spend on more sophisticated weapons and ammunition for the subsequent rounds. Winning rounds results in more money than losing. Also, killing an enemy player gives cash benefits and rewards, but killing a term mate results in a penalty.

Because of how successful Counter-Strike has been and the amazing reception it got from both players and enthusiasts, spin-offs were created to satisfy the quest of the players and fans. Neo was the first spin-off that was created, which is a Japanese arcade version of Counter-Strike. The game involves animal-designed characters but in a futuristic designed model of Counter-Strike.

The Online series was further launched in 2013 but mostly targeted the Asian gaming market. The last spin-off was Counter-Strike Nexon, established in 2014, featuring 50 maps and 20 game modes.


The esports community in Canada keeps growing every single day. And the choice of which video games to participate in keeps getting more challenging. However, among all the video games out there, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tops the list in popularity and momentum across the Canadian esports industry. Its fan base continues to grow, priding itself as the leading esports video game.

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