Biggest Esports Events Of 2020
Despite the coronavirus restrictions, the previous year was rife with events. Let’s look back at the biggest eSports news of 2020!
Diretide return and a new Dota hero
After seven years, one of the most beloved game modes in the history of Dota 2 is back! Diretide, albeit a seasonal event, brought back a genuinely fun game mode, nice rewards and quite interesting cosmetics. In addition to all of the above, patch 7.28 brought a new hero — Hoodwink, who has already found her niche in the game.
New CS:GO operation
Counter-Strike players got a surprise treat from the developers by the end of the year. Early December saw Operation Broken Fang released, bringing new challenges, new maps, an all-new Retake mode, and even some great skins that got praise from pro players.
Mass bans of coaches
A news story broke out in September about a CS:GO spectator mode bug that allowed coaches to snoop on what the enemy team was doing, and feed this info back to their team. First, ESL banned Heroic, MiBR and Hard Legion coaches, then the ESIC (Esports Integrity Commission) found another thirty offenders. All of them were banned.
Cyberpunk 2077 release
The entire year of 2020, everyone was on their toes waiting for this game, and the wait was finally over in early December! However, Cyberpunk 2077 has enjoyed a controversial reception — some gamers turned bitter as the game failed to meet their inflated expectations, while others were getting bugs and spoilers.
WarCraft III: Reforged fail
The fans of a cult classic WarCraft III got a hack job for a game — bad graphics and bugs galore.
User Tournaments With eSportStars
eSportStars, the platform that allows eSports athletes and fans to compete with each other, has enabled users to organize their own tournaments! The list of supported games has also been updated! Apart from PUBG MOBILE, FORTNITE, KNIVES OUT and CALL of DUTY, you can now hone your skills in VALORANT, Counter-Strike and League of Legends.
We are adamant that in 2021 we will only see even more interesting and memorable events!