The Top 6 Gaming Tournaments in The World: You Have to Attend at Least One

Whether you are a hardcore gamer or not, everyone has to attend a gaming tournament at least once in their life. Not only is it a great way to make new friends and interact and socialize, but it’s also the perfect way to relax and have fun.

Can you think of any better way to escape from the realities of life than to go to a gaming tournament and just play your favorite game? While professional gaming can be very competitive, attending a gaming tournament can be just as fun as watching your favorite sports!

Here are some of the world’s biggest gaming tournaments that you have to attend, even if it’s only once in your lifetime.

Pokemon World Championships

Nintendo’s Pokemon franchise enjoys a diverse group of fans, from young kids to adults. At the annual Pokemon World Championship players gather from far and wide to go up against each other. Whether you play with cards or electronically, you’ll be having a blast.

League of Legends World Championships

You won’t be able to just walk in at the League of Legends World Championships and start playing. This tournament is only open for hardcore gamers. Teams have to compete in regional tournaments in order to get an official invitation to participate in this rewarding tournament.

Electronic Sports World Cup

The very first Electronic Sports World Cup took place in 2003 and mainly featured first-person shooter games. Since then the tournament has grown considerably, and gamers from all walks of life get to compete in a gaming genre they excel at.


Gamers from around the globe compete in regional tournaments to reach the end goal: EVO. EVO is a fighting game tournament which takes place annually in Las Vegas. It takes place over three days and features a total of nine different games that players get to compete in.

The International

The International is a tournament focusing on multi-player battling arenas. This one is quite grueling and calls for only hardcore gamers. There is a generous $10 million in prizes up for grabs to participating teams. People from all around the globe compete in this prestigious tournament.

International Classic Game Competition

Finally, we’ve got the International Classic Game Competition. This is where those who never gave up on retro and arcade games come to compete. There are two tournaments held during a year, and games to compete in is not announced until the tournament.

While the majority of these tournaments are highly competitive and can only be attended on an invite, most of them have other events taking place at the same time. You don’t have to be a competitive pro gamer to have fun either!

Perhaps you can tag along with one of your friends to see why gaming tournaments are so popular. You’ll be amazed at how much fun it can be!

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