Esports is a novel way of video game professionals to compete and earn money, just like regular athletes would. Esports have become very popular in the past two decades, but particularly in the 2010s.
Esports has grown so much that people have started betting on them – they look for odds online, similarly when they would look for Coral bonus offers, and place their bets.
Given the growth of esports and its acceptance in the betting market, there is obviously going to be a lot of guessing as to who is going to win any match, or even a tournament. Here are some interesting 2022 esports predictions.
T1 to Win Worlds
T1 is currently undefeated in the LCK, or League of Legends Champions Korea. They are sitting at a score of 9-0. The standard in the LCK is a best of 3 formats for the regular season which makes their score even more impressive. With only Faker remaining as one of the original members, and the only one with three world championship titles, it is likely that T1 is going to win worlds.
There are always teams in the LPL who are looking very strong at the moment, such as LNG and Weibo Gaming (previously Suning), the first one also undefeated at 7-0. Since it is still spring and Worlds takes place after the summer split, it is early to make a prediction, but we can always count on Faker and T1 to deliver the goods.
Apex Legends Continues Its Growth
Apex Legends is a very popular Battle Royale developed by Respawn Entertainment, under the wings of EA. It is one of the best battle royales at the moment, one which relies on movement and shooting rather than abilites. The movement part is what makes Apex stand out compared to other games.
Apex is already popular enough, but given its growth and the effort the devs put into making the game better, Apex might get even more popular. We might even see more viewers for the Championship event that takes place late in the year.
Halo Infinite Gets More Popular
Halo Infinite is a new game for 2022 and some of the original Halo players such as Snip3down have returned to the game and immediately hopped back into the competitive scene. Halo Infinite is still a young game in the esports scene, although it rides on the glory of its predecessor games.
While still not as popular as other games, it is most likely going to become another esports title that viewers will want to spectate.
Valorant – Riot Games Strike Again
Riot Games has been on a roll when it comes to releasing video games. From TFT to Valorant, their repertoire has grown enough that they can actually be called Riot GAMES. Valorant is a rather popular shooter, but unlike Apex where you can only rely on your bullets and not as much on your abilities, Valorant players can use their abilities for deadly combos and amazing tactical outplays.
Valorant is already doing great and 2022 should see it cement as one of the staple esports titles, alongside CS: GO, Dota 2 and League of Legends.
It is difficult to predict almost anything so early in the seasons for all these titles. These were some predictions, nevertheless and we will have to wait until later in the year to see whether any of them come true.