As you know, most eSport games are usually made for PC. Since most popular eSport games are exclusive to PCs, we can’t hear much about other Xbox or PlayStation. However, with the recent steps taken by Microsoft and the release of the new Halo game, we decided to prepare a new guide.

In today’s post, we’re going to review the top 5 Xbox signature Esports games, including Xbox series and PC. It is also worth noting that this list may be updated in the coming months. Because Microsoft announced on January 18, 2022 that it bought Activision Blizzard. And considering that this game studio has dozens of competitive esports games within its body, xboxes seem to be getting richer day by day.

Most of these games have quite a big following and you’re able to bet on the tournament matches on selected betting operators.

Let’s start our list without wasting time.

  1. Halo Championship Series 2022

Xbox has decided to hold a new global Halo tournament in partnership with companies like DreamHack in Europe and ESL in some other regions. A total of $3,000,000 is considered as the season reward. At the same time, it seems that various drops and awards are given to the viewers in the Twitch broadcasts.

As you know, Halo is designed in modes with various weapons, along with its unique style. In the HSC 2022 tournament, it is expected to provide diversity by using different map combinations over 4 modes.

The Halo Championship Series 2022 Season Teams are as follows;

  • Cloud9
  • eUnited
  • FaZe Clan
  • Fnatic
  • G2 Esports
  • Navi
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Sentinels
  • Spacestation Gaming

The winner of the mini tournament held in December 2021 was Cloud9, but HCS 2022 is a long process and you can view the roadmap below to follow what will happen.

  1. Gears Esports/2021-22 Season/Winter Major

Gears is trying to consolidate its position in the Esports industry with its new game released in 2021. The tournaments of Gears Esports are undertaken by the organizer named UMG gaming. There is a savings of $120,000 as a prize pool. The first team in the tournament will receive $56,000 of this prize, while the runner-up team will receive $30,000.

You can check detailed information about the tournament;

  • The tournament will be held in 4v4 mode only on the Xbox platform.
  • Likewise, the tournament will start on February 18, 2022 and will end on February 20.
  • Gears lovers will be able to follow the tournament matches on Twitch.
  • The matches will be held in 5 series, and those who manage to win them will rise to the qualifiers. A double elimination system will be used here.
  • Gamemode Rotation: Control, Execution, Escalation, Control, Execution
  • A total of 16 teams will compete in the Gears 5 Tournament. And the event is planned to be held entirely online.
  1. Forza Racing Championship

Forza Racing Championship and Forza Motorsport organize grand prize tournaments to identify and race the world’s best drivers. In general, Xbox organizes some rivals events, especially Forza Horizon 5 and its series. In particular, a total of 4090 drivers participated in the Master Chief Is Black Rivals tournament, a Forza Motosport event. However, apart from small events, it is not possible to talk about a global and big tournament at the moment. Because the Forza series has not been organizing many events on eSports for a long time.

If you want to be updated about Forza Racing eSport tournaments, large and small, we recommend that you follow the Forza Motorsport twitter page. They regularly organize tournaments on a weekly and monthly basis.

  1. SMITE World Championship 2022/Main Event

Even though it’s crossplatform, we wouldn’t be able to add Smite to our list. Because there are almost no MOBA games on console platforms. Since most gamers love Smite’s unique MOBA style, we wanted to include it in our list of Xbox eSport games. As you know, Smite is a game in which heroes, like Dota 2 and League of Legends, fight each other using their abilities. 

We can say that there was fierce competition in the World Championship 2022, which was held on January 9 of 2022. Smite’s eSport tournaments feature a tournament model where various teams go through different playoffs and only 6 teams compete in the finals.

Let’s look at the details of the Smite World Championship 2022;

  • Only the best 6 teams compete in the finals. Each match consists of one elimination. And there are 5 match series in total. The team that manages to win 3 matches advances to the next round.
  • The tournament was held live in the state of Georgia in the USA. The game’s producer company, Hi-Rez Studios, has set a prize of $300,000 for the winner of the tournament and $100,000 for the second.

The teams competing in the tournament are as follows;

  • Atlantis Leviathans : 1
  • Tartarus Titans: 2
  • Camelot Kings: 3-4
  • Solar Scarabs: 3-4
  • Olympus Bolts: 5-6
  • Jade Dragons: 5-6
  1. FIFA 22 (Xbox) Europe Cups

Apart from cross-platforms, FIFA organizes championships within the ESL specifically for Xbox. However, these will not be as global eSports tournaments as cross-platform. In total, 15 players who can only participate from Europe will try to fight 1vs1. This tournament is expected to start from 6 January 2022 and last until 27 January. The tournament will be streamed entirely online.

The details of the Xbox FIFA 2022 tournament are as follows;

  • Players can only use their Xbox account. And they can only connect from Europe.
  • The tournament will start on January 27, 2022. To register, you need to register on play.eslgaming.
  • Matches will be single elimination. If you lose, you will be eliminated directly.
  • Match times will be 6 minutes per half, and the pace of the game will remain normal.
  • Finally, roster types will belong to the regular season, not FUT.

Future Xbox eSport Games: The Activision Blizzard Effect

Actually, as you can see, Xbox hasn’t invested much in eSport tournaments and events for a long time. Only eSports tournaments played on Xbox are not organized as much as they used to be. However, as we mentioned at the top of our article, with Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the variety of games will increase and it will begin to stream eSports challenges in a wide area. In line with these developments, you may need to constantly follow a reliable esports blog for Xbox and Activision-Blizzard news.

So, which games will come with the inclusion of Activision Blizzard on Xbox?

  1. World of Warcraft: Arena
  2. Overwatch 2: League
  3. Call of Duty League and Warzone
  4. Hearthstone
  5. Starcraft 2