With the increasing influence of games on society, e-sports has officially become a sports competition. In addition to the more well-known games such as Dota, League of Legends, and Csgo, there are also some more peculiar e-sports competitions. Here we will share with you some strange e-sports competition.
Just Dance from Ubisoft should be no stranger to players. Since 2014, Just Dance has hosted the World Cup competition. Competitors compete on stage to dance, and whoever has the highest score wins. In the Just Dance competition, 3 judges decide which contestant has the best dance and stage performance.
They will give stars to their favorite players and add the number of stars in the game to determine the winner. However, in 2020, Ubisoft announced the suspension of the World Championship due to the epidemic.
ConcernedApe, the producer of Stardew Valley, once ran the Stardew Valley competition with a group of live hosts, and had a $40,000 prize. Only 16 people divided into 4 teams participated in the game. Each team must obtain the highest score within 3 hours. Competitors must complete different challenges to earn points, and members of each team must work together to complete as many challenges as possible in the shortest time possible.
When the game reaches a certain time, a random task will jump out for the contestants to complete. Contestants can decide whether or not to perform the task according to the difficulty of the task. If the mission is successful, they can get extra points.
Since 2008, WCG has held competitions for Guitar Hero. A Guitar Hero song is almost always longer than 5 minutes, so the contestants need to spend a lot of time focusing during the game and make sure that they are not affected by off-field factors. In addition, a rhythm game called Clone Hero was launched last year. The gameplay of Clone Hero is the same as that of Guitar Hero, but with a higher degree of freedom to modify things in the game.
Since Guitar Hero’s songs are mostly rock music, some players will go to Clone Hero to play pop music levels. Last year, Clone Hero hosted an online Champions League called CSC.
Atlus’ classic game Catherine is a love game with plot and beauties climbing towers. In 2012, Catherine announced a multiplayer mode. The way to play in multiplayer is to race to see who gets to the top first. In addition to pushing and pulling blocks to climb up, players have to find ways to block opponents, or even knock them down directly.
Each character has unique skills that give them an edge in the game. Catherine’s esports competitions have been held from 2011 to 2019. Starting in 2020, the competition has been suspended due to the epidemic.
Farming Simulator once held a league in 2019, and changed some of the game’s content to be competitive, making the game faster. Contestants must grab a vehicle, harvest crops, and deliver them to their warehouses within 15 minutes to earn points. Players can also sell crops to increase their score multiples.
When the time is up, the team with the most points wins. In addition to being officially held, the league has also been sponsored by major agricultural machinery companies.
As a casual game, The Sims once co-hosted a reality show with EA in 2020. The show gathered 12 Sims players and had them split into groups to compete. Each group will be divided into three members, who are character design, house design and story description. The three need to communicate to design a plot and show it through the game screen. The competition will have judges to decide the winner, and the final winner will receive $100,000.
The contest does not limit the performance of the contestants, they are free to create any theme. While it’s a bit odd for The Sims to make a game, the concept is pretty new.
Geoguessr is a geographic discovery web game. The game will give the player a picture, and the player must use the clues in the picture to guess where the place is. The closer you guess the answer, the higher the score you get. In 2018, this game held its first competition on Reddit.
In recent years, live hosts and Youtubers have played the game on live broadcasts, causing the game to become popular again. In 2020, Reddit once again hosted its second edition of the geography contest.
The above are weird e-sports competition. Are players interested in participating in one of them?