The 5 Best Esports Apps

Stay on top of the gaming action

The world of esports is a rapidly evolving one. It seems like there's always an event taking place, and the amount of news is staggering. An esports app can help you stay on top of the latest in pro gaming news. Here, in no particular order, are some of our favorites.

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A Clean, Simple Choice: eForce Esports

eForce Esports on Android
What We Like
  • Simple to use.

  • No spam or annoying updates.

  • Clean interface.

What We Don't Like
  • No way to search by game.

  • Links to the Android app are currently broken.

eForce Esports is a relatively new app. Still, it's a clean and polished app that gets you straight to event listings, news, and scores. It doesn't require much setup and starts right up into a calendar displaying the day's esports events. You can use the controls at the top to navigate through the calendar and see which events are on the horizon.

With this app, you also get a news section that delivers the latest from around the esports world in real time. There's also a tournaments section where you can browse upcoming events and take a look at the participating teams. If you can't find a specific player, team, or event, you can always rely on the search tool to get more information.

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Best for Tailored News and Updates: Strafe

Strafe esports
What We Like
  • Tailored news and updates.

  • Great interface.

  • Quickly find out who's playing and when.

  • Detailed event information.

What We Don't Like
  • Some features require an account.

  • Accuracy issues.

  • Small selection of games.

Strafe is a more established player in the esports app marketplace, and that experience shows. When you launch it for the first time, you're asked to choose your favorite esports games, followed by teams, and finally, players. You don't need to track all that, but Strafe uses that information to show you only the news and events you're interested in.

You can change things later to see everything from the esports world.

Strafe is a fairly complete solution for news, updates, and live scoring. It tailors everything you see around the teams and games you selected, including notifications for major news and the outcomes of games. If you want an esports app that keeps you updated, Strafe is definitely worth a look.

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Best for Streaming Live Esports Events: Twitch

Twitch on Android
What We Like
  • Virtually unlimited streams to watch.

  • Live events are streamed constantly.

  • Get insights from the pros.

What We Don't Like
  • You need an account to watch.

  • Twitch chat is less than productive.

Twitch is probably the least surprising entry on this list. It's been the undisputed largest player in the video game streaming space for years. You can watch aspiring amateurs, pro gamers, major events, and more all live.

The Twitch app gives you access to your favorite streams from anywhere. It's simple to search or browse through games to find something to watch. You can save and track streamers via your Twitch account to get back to watching much more quickly.

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Best Game Tracking System: Upcomer Esports

Upcomer on Android
What We Like
  • Great interface.

  • Excellent game tracking system.

  • Tournament brackets are unique and engaging.

What We Don't Like
  • Notifications can be overwhelming if you don't configure them.

Upcomer is somewhat of an up-and-comer in the esports space, and it's making a great name for itself. It provides a complete and interactive experience, delivering news, real-time scores, and tournament updates.

With Upcomer, you set your favorite games and teams when you get started. From there, you see the news and scores relevant to you first. You also receive notifications from the app as soon as news breaks.

It has a really nice tournament bracket system that lets you visualize tournaments as they happen or take a look back and see how a past contest played out. The brackets are continually updated as matches progress, showing you exactly where your favorite team stands.

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Best for In-Depth Event Info: ESL Event

ESL Event on Android
What We Like
  • In-depth event information.

  • Easily find upcoming tournaments.

  • Track progress in real time.

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn't track anything outside of ESL.

  • No game sorting or searching.

ESL is one of the largest esports leagues in the world. It continually hosts events across multiple games in several countries and continents. Nearly every weekend, you can tune in to Twitch and find an ESL event taking place.

The ESL Event app provides a convenient way to see which events are happening and when. If you live in the vicinity of a venue hosting an ESL event, you can find ticket information through the app, too. You can also use it to track tournament practice, scoring, and find team information. Any fan of ESL events should pick this one up immediately.

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