League of Legends, Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and Hearthstone are just some of the popular eSports games played today, but what if Esports existed decades ago? Which games would make great competitive titles? This has got you thinking, right? Well, there are some that are well worthy of mention.

Worms 3D

We bet that many of you growing up had a blast with the first-ever 3D rendition in the Worms franchise of games. This game involved a fair amount of strategy and allowed up to four players to compete on a map. Turn-based players had a small amount of time to make their next move and could choose from actions such as rockets, airstrikes, a variety of guns, blowtorches, ninja ropes, and the holy hand grenade to try to eliminate Worms on all opponent teams.

With tons of weapons and special abilities, this game would have made a perfect eSports game today. Perhaps it would be even better due to the technology and graphic engines available.

Goldeneye 2007

Launched on the Nintendo 64 in 1997 and is one of the first console FPS games to allow split-screen play for up to four players. The multiplayer mode made this game and turned it into a great family/party game that all loved to play. You could choose from a plethora of different James Bond characters including all the villains and would battle it out using various weapons on various maps. There were five different battle modes too including ‘The Man With the Golden Gun’, a gun hidden somewhere on the map that could kill opponents with a single shot.

Betting on eSports at the Best UK Online Betting Sites

Esports has become a huge industry and not just for those that like to play games professionally or those that love to watch them but also because you can bet on them just like you can in traditional sports. At top UK betting sites, you will usually find eSports betting markets you can wager on. For example, between Bet365 and William Hill and various other leading UK bookmakers, you could find odds on the latest Dota tournaments, Fifa competitions, and more.

If you love betting on eSports, we suggest using betting site reviews to establish which UK bookies offer the best promotions such as free bets no deposits. There are tons of online bookmakers in the UK but not all offer the same value to new players.

Super Mario Kart

The memories come flooding back with massive titles such as Super Mario Kart and some of the sequels spawned soon after it. This game really got your competitive juices flowing and would therefore make an exceptional choice as an eSports game. It was fun to play as it offered racing mechanics alongside the ability to use power-ups and weapons to take advantage of. You could boost past players to lay mines and cause all kinds of mayhem.

In the original, you could only race in two-player but later editions allowed split-screen action for up to four players to race at the same time. Additionally, more characters were made available with each having its own strengths and weaknesses.


Esports is an industry that will only grow and as newer games become available, we can only imagine it will become even more competitive. However, looking back through history, there are a ton of games that, if released today, would make great eSports titles. Those are three titles, but in truth, you could probably come up with 20+ that would succeed as a competitive title in 2021.

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