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Esports are taking the world by storm. I’ll admit it though, I just don’t get the appeal of watching someone else play a video game. But I also realize I’m in the minority on that these days. In recent years esport games have been steadily gaining fans across the world. And just in the past twelve months, the search volume for ‘big esport games’ has increased by +210% in the US alone! But if you are new to that world where do you being? First would be discovering the most beloved esport games that US gamers simply can’t get enough of. And to do that, CasinosCrypto.com has used social listening data to figure out what the most popular video games are. With this data, they created a ranking of the top 20 most loved competitive e-sport games in the US as well as the top 10 games for each state. So what are the most popular video games in North Carolina?

The winner came in with over 3x the amount of searches as the second place game. The top 3, were League of Legends, Fortnite, and Valorant, though the difference between 2 and 3 was even more drastic than 1 and 2. There are clearly two games that are by far the most popular!

The top 10 most popular video games in North Carolina are as follows:

  • 10. Overwatch 2

    Total Searches: 5,200

    Overwatch 2 is a free-to-play, team-based action game set in the optimistic future, where every match is the ultimate 5v5 battlefield brawl. Play as a time-jumping freedom fighter, a beat-dropping battlefield DJ, or one of over 30 other unique heroes as you battle it out around the globe.

  • 9. FIFA 22

    Total Searches: 5,400

    Fifa 22 is a soccer simulation-style game published by Electronic Arts. It’s available for Microsoft WindowsNintendo SwitchPlayStation 4PlayStation 5Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.


  • 8. Rocket League

    Total Searches: 6,600

    Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game. Welcome to the high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem! Customize your car, hit the field, and compete in one of the most critically acclaimed sports games of all time!

  • 7. Overwatch

    Total Searches: 8,100

    Overwatch is a highly stylized team-based shooter set on earth in the near future. Every match is an intense multiplayer showdown pitting a diverse cast of soldiers, mercenaries, scientists, adventurers, and oddities against each other in an epic, globe-spanning conflict.

  • 6. Apex Legends

    Total Searches: 14,800

    Apex Legends is a free-to-play hero shooter game where legendary competitors battle for glory, fame, and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier.

  • 5. Call of Duty: Vanguard

    Total Searches: 18,000

    The award-winning Call of Duty® series returns with Call of Duty®: Vanguard, in which players will experience influential battles of World War II as they fight for victory across the Eastern and Western Fronts of Europe, the Pacific, and North Africa.

  • 4. Halo Infinite

    Total Searches: 18,000

    Halo Infinite is a first-person shooter game on XBox. It is the sixth mainline entry in the Halo series, and the third in the “Reclaimer Saga” series.

  • 3. League of Legends

    Total searches: 18,100

    League of Legends is a team-based strategy game where two teams of five powerful champions face off to destroy the other’s base. Choose from over 140 champions to make epic plays, secure kills, and take down towers as you battle your way to victory.

  • 2. Valorant

    Total Searches: 222,000

    Riot Games presents VALORANT: a 5v5 character-based tactical FPS where precise gunplay meets unique agent abilities.


  • 1. Fortnite

    Total Searches: 740,000

    Fortnite is a free-to-play Battle Royale game with numerous game modes for every type of game player. Watch a concert, build an island or fight!

  • Top 20 Competitive Esports Games in The US

    1. Fortnite
    2. League of Legends
    3. Valorant
    4. Halo Infinite
    5. Call of Duty: Vanguard
    6. Apex Legends
    7. Overwatch
    8. Lichess
    9. Rocket League
    10. Call of Duty: Ghosts
    11. FIFA 22
    12. Overwatch 2
    13. Call of Duty: Modern Warefare
    14. Chess Com
    15. Rainbow Six Siege
    16. World of Warcraft
    17. Clash Royale
    18. Smite
    19. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
    20. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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