Designed for competitive play

Video game concept

Any games that were designed for competitive play, likely with the intention of holding tournaments or getting the game into proper cross-game esports events. Usually designed so average game lasts about 15 minutes.


Alternate name: Designed for esports

The first video game about Designed for competitive play was released on October 27, 2009., Valve and Blizzard has published most of these games

See also: esports (games adopted by generic esports events)

* Spectator mode
* Team-based multiplayer
Most obvious are games that have their own tournaments held by the developer/publisher. Games adopted by esports events might not necessarily been meant for competitive play originally.

Besides the average time of 15 minutes, these usually last from 10 to 25 minutes. Longer is possible if the game is not meant for generic esports events.


Windows 7
Mac OS X 5
Linux 2
PS4 1
Xbox One 1
X360 1

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