The Olympic games feature some of the most fierce competition around the world, with each country vying to be number one. However, now the competition will be taking a new shape in the terms of Esports.

As The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced earlier this week the list of games and events that will be held in the first-ever Olympic Esports Series (OES).

From Olympics.com the announcement of the first-ever virtual global sports competition also came with a set list of events that will be taking place during the competition.

Each sport has a video game attached to it meant to replicate the sport in some way shape or form. Some on the list are no-brainers like Archery, Cycling, and even Taekwondo.

While others are a bit of a surprise like Motor Sports and Chess. The full list of sports and games can be found below.

  • Archery (World Archery Federation, Tic Tac Bow),
  • Baseball (World Baseball Softball Confederation, WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS),
  • Chess (International Chess Federation, Chess.com),
  • Cycling (UCI, Zwift),
  • Dance (World DanceSport Federation, JustDance)
  • Motor sport (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, Gran Turismo).
  • Sailing (World Sailing, Virtual Regatta),
  • Taekwondo (World Taekwondo, Virtual Taekwondo)
  • Tennis (International Tennis Federation, Tennis Clash)

Qualifications to participate in the OES are currently underway and welcome professional and amateur competitors alike for a chance to make it to the finals. That will be taking place at Singapore’s Suntec Centre from 22 to 25 June. This competition is a step up from when the IOC held a virtual series in 2021.

I mean this is just crazy to see how Esports is growing even on an international scale, though some are questioning why they are leaving out some of the most popular Esports titles like Dota 2, League of Legends, and even Tekken.

Perhaps we will see more Moba’s added in the future but for now, I’ll be looking forward to June with more updates.

10 Of The Best Things To Stream On Twitch Right Now

Streaming has become a massive part of our society via the entertainment industry.

Whereas beforehand you would mostly be getting your daily dose of the internet from YouTube. You now have more options than ever with platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok offering live-streaming services.

However, among these platforms is the most well-known and most used one. That being Twitch.tv formally known as Justin.tv.

A majority of well-known content creators have either grown their channels through Twitch or used it at one point or another. With just about 140 monthly users it can be hard to break out among the crowd, especially for new streamers.

So with that in mind what are the most popular things to stream on Twitch? We looked at the data from Twitchtracker.com which complies with data such as; Average viewers, number of channels, and even amount of hours watched.

It then gives rankings to games and categories based on this data. So if you are looking to get ahead in the streaming world or just want to see what’s popular here are the top ten best things to stream on Twitch right now.

  • 10. Atomic Heart

    Starting off our list is an action-packed shooter that has scored very well since its recent release last Tuesday. This game is developed by Mundfish and published by Focus Entertainment and 4Divinity.

    With about 57k average viewers the elements of stealth and action work well. However, there has been some recent controversy and allegations against Mundfish so keep that in mind if you want to play this.

  • 9. Fortnite

    When you hear “Number one victory royal!” you most likely think of Fortnite, which unlike other popular battle royal games is popular with kids because of its cartoon art style and creative skins.

    It averages 54k viewers but has nearly four times the amount of channels streaming it compared to Atomic Heart

  • 8. Apex Legends

    Apex Legends takes a much different approach to the battle royal formula, instead having many characters with different abilities. Om average it has roughly 9 million hours watched.

    Though it ends up on the higher side for channels at 4.5k so the competition is fierce.

  • 7. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    This is one of the most nostalgic games for me personally as I was in high school when CS:GO came out and it really did change everything we knew about video games, so things for the better some things for worse.

    It’s easy and best of all free to pick up and always has a lot of average viewers.

  • 6. Dota 2

    Here’s another blast from the past that is still one of the top Esport titles around. It’s Dota 2, despite having under 1k channels. It scores higher in average viewers and hours watched than all of the previous entries.

    Though some of that glory can be attributed to its Esport scene. Though with so much to learn it isn’t great compared to a story-driven game or even an FPS game.

  • 5. Sons Of The Forest

    Another brand new game, this one breaking into the top five. Sons Of The Forest is the sequel everyone is talking about as it takes all the great things about its predecessor and makes them even better.

    It would be jumping on the bandwagon a bit, but if you wanna play it then do what you want. With roughly 118k viewers and top ratings, it really is an amazing game.

  • 4. Grand Theft Auto V

    While many are still hyped about GTA VI which may receive an announcement sometime this year. The GTA community is still strong despite the game being released in 2013!

    This is thanks to a number of factors such as a strong online community with constant updates from Rockstar. As well as the Roleplaying scene via NoPixel or other rp servers and streamers.

  • 3. Valorant

    Taking a step up to CS:GO is Valorant by Riot an action FPS that wins off visuals alone. It has a strong Esport scene and keeps adding more elements each month.

    It has the second highest for channels and stays in third for hours watched and average viewers so all in all you’re covered in all departments.

  • 2. League of Legends

    As a League of Legends veteran, I can say this wholeheartedly. This game isn’t for everyone, by that I mean you either love it and can’t stop playing it or it makes you wanna quit. And sometimes it makes you feel both.

    Despite that Riot is always making changes to keep the game interesting, which includes an upcoming 2v2v2v2 mode and a new RPG game. So for something that’s free, it earns the number two spot.

  • 1. Just Chatting

    Now, this is the best thing to stream on Twitch, and here’s why. With Just chatting you can do what fits you.

    Walking around town, hanging out with viewers and friends, or even like some streamers making gameshows, some of my favorite streamers fall under this category including PayMoneyWubby. So you can be yourself and do what you love and that’s an important aspect of being a streamer.

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