Ever ask yourself what the greatest esports cities on the planet are? Well, on this episode of Top Tier, we find out.
The Upcomer crew made a tier list ranking the best and worst cities, from an esports perspective, across the globe. Hosts Yinsu Collins, Tyler “Fionn” Erzberger, Nick Ray and Colin McNeil shared their thoughts and stories about the different cities they have traveled to for esports events. They also put their hometowns on the chopping block to see how they match up against some of the most iconic cities in esports.
When you think of iconic esports cities, the first that come to mind are obvious. Places like Seoul in South Korea, Los Angeles on the West Coast of the United States, and the home of some of the greatest FPS players ever, Copenhagen in Denmark. But you might be surprised by some of the lesser know cities on our list, at least in terms of esports. In 2019, The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational was held in Taipei Taiwan at the Heping Basketball Gymnasium. This was the first International League of Legends event that took place in Taiwan and, by most accounts, it was a huge success.
North American cities have had their fair share of international esports events as well, and not just in Los Angeles or New York. In 2018, the city of Boston hosted the ELEAGUE Major for Counter Strike: Global Offensive. This was easily one of the most historic events in competitive CS:GO. Cloud9 won their first and only major title in the esport and did so on home soil.
So, come and take a trip with us across the world as we rank the top cities that have made their cultural mark on esports. Will your city be in the pantheon or banished to the shadow realm?