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It's not all Clash Royale. These are the iPhone and iPad games that we think would make amazing eSports

By , on December 4, 2017
Last modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Everyone knows that eSports are the big thing right now in mobile gaming. If you don't believe me, check out our sister site Pocket Gamer's coverage of the recent Clash Royale grand finals. It's pretty exciting stuff, y'know, if you're interested in that sort of thing.

So far the main thrust of the mobile eSports genre has focused mainly on games like Clash Royale, MOBAs to give them another name. But there's money in RTS games and shooters on other devices, and that got me thinking.

What games out there on mobile right now are likely to transfer well to the eSports arena. Basically this is a primer to make sure you're playing the games that are going to end up making you the big bucks in the future. And all I'm asking is that you give me a cool ten percent. Or just share and comment on the article. That'll work as well.

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Guns of Boom

A team-based shooter that borrows a lot from the likes of Team Fortress 2. It's bright and garish, but it also does some really cool things. It's one of the first shooters that just clicks on mobile. The controls are brilliant, the blasting is fun, and there's plenty here that spectators are going to get a kick out of.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

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Iron Marines

One of the biggest games in eSports is Starcraft 2. Seriously, check out some videos of it on YouTube and gawk at how much better people are at it than you. Iron Marines might not have multiplayer at the moment, but it's by far the best RTS on mobile. The short, sharp battles and different offensive options make this one perfect for eSports.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

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Touchgrind Skate 2

When it comes to skill, there are few mobile games that are going to tax your digits as much as Touchgrind Skate 2. It's all about pulling off tricks, and scoring as many points as you can. There's a lot of money in skateboarding right now, and the even playing field that Touchgrind Skate 2 offers is perfect for capturing that digitally.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here