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Understanding the Games Included in the Esports World Cup

With a flourishing industry cultivated by Garena, Riot Games, and other gaming developers, esports games in Singapore captivate players and bettors alike. With this deep-rooted involvement, it is evident that the esports sector is continuously growing, highlighted by the upcoming Esports World Cup about to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from July 3 to August 25, 2024.

As excitement grows for the major event, here is a roster of featured online games to help both players and bettors, whether it is for enhancing betting strategies or gameplay:

Free Fire

The first game on the list of Esports World Cup 2024 is the renowned mobile battle royale game Free Fire. This ultimate survival shooter game will commence in Week 2, spanning from July 10 to 14. Eighteen teams have secured their spot in the tournament, vying to win the $1,000,000 cash prize.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends is a popular free-to-play battle royale where players in teams of two or three choose characters called Legends with unique abilities to outlast other squads. Its immersive gameplay has obtained widespread acclaim, earning a spot in Week 5 of the Esports World Cup 2024, starting from July 31 to August 4.

The tournament features 40 top professional teams, including Cloud9, Spacestation Gaming,, and Natus Vincere (NAVI), all battling for the $2,000,000 prize pool.

Counter-Strike 2

Counter-Strike 2 is the modernised development of the Counter-Strike series, enabling players to experience a realistic virtual FPS (first-person shooting) game. This updated version holds coveted involvement in the world tournament’s Week 3, starting from July 17 up to 21, 2024.

A total of 15 teams will contend to bring home the $1,000,000 prize pool, featuring the top qualifiers, like Team Spirit (IEM Katowice 2024 champions), along with teams from well-known organisations, such as:

  • G2 Esports

  • FaZe Clan

  • MOUZ

  • MIBR (Made in Brazil)

PUBG Mobile and PUBG: Battle Grounds

PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) is another FPS (first-person shooter) match that has made both its developed mobile and desktop games included in Esports World Cup 2024. 28 teams will be competing in the PUBG Mobile to win the prize pool worth $3,000,000 in Weeks 3 to 4 in July 2024, while teams vying for PUBG: Battlegrounds are yet to be announced (as of writing) with a promising $2,000,000 cash reward that awaits.

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege, one of the well-known FPS online gaming in Singapore, has secured its prominent spot in the major esports tournament. The competition for this game begins on Esports World Cup 2024’s Week 5 in July 2024. The number of competing teams has yet to be determined, but a cash pool worth $2,000,000 lies await for the champion to claim.

Overwatch 2

Despite the hero action shooter’s league being shut down in 2023, OverWatch 2 locked in a position on Esports World Cup 2024’s Week 4. Taking place from July 24 to 28, 16 teams will be competing to bring home the $1,000,000 prize money, featuring renowned squads, such as:

  • Team Falcons

  • Crazy Raccoon

  • From the Gamer

  • YETI 


The last FPS game included is Fortnite, with the newest combative UEFN (Unreal Editor for Fortnite) island experience and a $750,000 cash pool that awaits. Although the quantity of teams is still unclear, the match for this online game will commence in Week 6, August 2024.


The Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) action online game wherein teams of five players aim to destroy the enemy’s Ancient Structure across three lanes, protected by multiple towers. 

This most-awaited online game is scheduled for Weeks 1 and 2 of the Esports World Cup 2024.  20 teams were featured vying to win the $5,000,000 prize pool, including the elite contenders Team Liquid, Team Falcons, and OG.

Mobile Legends Bang Bang

Another MOBA online game included in the Esports World Cup 2024, with similar competitive gaming mechanics to DOTA 2, is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. It features diverse classes and Heroes playable on mobile phones.

The game’s Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Mid Season Cup (MSC) will be held in the competition spanning from June 28 to July 14, with 23 teams contending for the $3,000,000 prize pool. Conversely, MLBB Women’s Invitational (MWI) will commence on July 25 to 28, with 12 squads competing to win the $500,000 reward.

League of Legends

League of Legends, also known as LOL, has been an in-demand MOBA game ever since 2009, massively contributing to the esports industry alongside DOTA 2. This strategic multiplayer game is a third-party inclusion of Esports World Cup 2024’s Week 1 starting in July with Riot Games. While details about the number of teams that will be competing are still pending, the prize money awaiting is worth $1,000,000.

Honor of Kings

A soon-to-be globally expanded MOBA game, Honor of Kings, holds a notable position in Esport World Cup 2024’s Week 5, starting from late July to early August. While there is no specific date yet, a total of 12 teams will be debuting in the tournament to win the prize money worth $3,000,000, featuring the All-Star team from China, the KPL Dream Team.

Street Fighter 6

Esports World Cup 2024 encompasses MOBA and FPS games as well as iconic fighting video games, like Street Fighter 6. Starting from August 8 to 11 of the tournament’s Week 6, 32 players will be vying for the battle to win the $1,000,000 prize pool, including elite contenders from EVO Japan SF6, Menard, Lexx, and Moke.

Tekken 8

As Tekken 8 continues the Mishima saga, the well-known single-player game enters the realm of Esports World Cup 2024. From August 22 to 25, 32 players, including the top 6 professional players from EVO Japan, will contend for the $1,000,000 cash prize.

Teamfight Tactics

Riot Game’s 8-player-free-for-all auto battler game Teamfight Tactics (TFT) is another game variation that is part of the event. The tournament for this game will occur in the competition’s Week 6 in August. However, the rosters that will play in the game have yet to be determined, but a prize pool amounting to $500,000 still awaits.


The future of racing simulation and digital car culture, RENNSPORT, has also secured a spot in Esports World Cup 2024’s Week 8 from August 22 to 25. The championship features 48 drivers participating, divided into 12 teams, each prepping to win the $500,000 cash prize. 

Rocket League

Rocket League is another online video game that has a unique combination of car racing and soccer, capturing the hearts of numerous players who are keen on both sports. Hence, it has become part of the Esports World Cup 2024’s Week 8 in August. While the list of players has yet to be finalised, the tournament for this game boasts a prize pool worth $250,000.

EA Sports FC 24

EA Sports’s modern football video game EA Sports FC 24 (Electronic Arts Sports Football Club) has joined the Esports World Cup 2024’s Week 7. Commencing from August 15 to 18, 16 players will be vying in the competition to win the $1,000,000 cash bounty.

StarCraft II

Finally, the last RTS game with a hint of science fiction, StarCraft II, has made a myriad of contenders anticipate the upcoming Week 7 of the esports big event. The tournament will begin from August 14 to 18, 2024, with 18 players prepping to win the $1,000,000 prize stash.

Final Thoughts

All the online games mentioned above will be featured in the upcoming 8 weeks of nonstop action and entertainment at Esports World Cup 2024. While all the clubs across these games train rigorously to win a total worth of $60,000,000 in prize money, the battle for supremacy signifies a historical celebration of gaming and esports, poised to etch its story in the annals of the industry’s narrative.

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Read More: What You Should Know About the Esports World Cup

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