Best Solo Esports Games – Sports, FPS, RTS and Card Games!

Typically, when people think of esports they think of team esports like League of Legends, Call of Duty and Counterstrike. However, a lot of the time people tend to forget about the esports that are played “solo”. A solo esport is a competitive video game that is played with only one player on the team, aka solo.


So if you are a competitive gamer that doesn’t like to play with a full team take a look at the list below of some of the best solo esports titles.

Solo Esports Games

Solo Sports Esports Games

NBA 2K

NBA 2K is a NBA basketball game that players can compete in. In NBA 2K there is a competitive league that boasted a $1 million prize pool.

NBA 2K League
NBA 2K League

Madden

Madden is a competitive football game that has been around for ages. Last year alone there was almost $300,000 in prize pool money for Madden tournaments. EA Sports the developer of Madden even has their own esports events under their “Madden Championship Series”.

Madden Championship Series by EA Sports
Madden Championship Series by EA Sports

FIFA

FIFA has competitive tournaments for solo players. In 2018 FIFA esports players have earned over $2 million.

FIFA Esports
FIFA Esports

Rocket League

Rocket League is more often than not a team esports game. However, they have previously had events where it was a solo esports game. If you haven’t played rocket league it essentially soccer with cars, powerups, and slightly different rules.

Rocket League Solo Esports
Rocket League Solo Esports

Solo FPS Esports Games

Quake

Quake Champions has competitive esports tournaments for teams of multiple different sizes. However, they are one of the few FPS titles that offer a solo player esports mode. In 2018, Quake has given away almost $2 million in prize pool winnings.

Quake Championship Series
Quake Championship Series

Battle Royale

Fortnite

Fortnite isn’t exactly a first person shooter, but it’s similar. Fortnite is currently one of the most popular games in the world and often times hosts tournaments for solo players. Fortnite also has some of the largest prize pools – with over $18 million given away in 2018. Fortnite also has the most straight forward “path to pro” of any of the solo esports titles.

Fortnite Esports
Fortnite Esports

Solo Real Time Strategy Esports Games

Starcraft

No matter what version of Starcraft you play (Broodwar, Starcraft 2) majority of players play it competitively. Starcraft is one of the oldest and most prestigious esports titles for solo players. However, majority of the professional community is South Korean.

Starcraft Solo Esports
Starcraft Solo Esports

Solo Card Game Esports Games

Hearthstone

Hearthstone is a competitive esports game for “masterminds”. One thing players may like is that it is impossible to communicate with your opponent. So far Hearthstone has given away over $14 million in prize pools.

Hearthstone Solo Esports
Hearthstone Solo Esports

Artifact

Artifact is a relatively new title on Steam. The game is Steam’s version of Hearthstone and we are yet to see the esports scene develop.

Artifact Solo Esports
Artifact Solo Esports

Cord is a developer living in Marysville, WA. Cord is passionate about video games, technology and web programming. Since the early 2000's Cord has been following the competitive FPS gaming community.