While PC and console esports may be the biggest, mobile esports games are growing. There are plenty of free esports games on Android, iPhone, and other portable devices you can compete in for free and even win money! Here are the top 5 best mobile esports games to check out.

1. Clash Royale

Clash Royale is the biggest mobile esports game out there. In just two years, players have amassed winnings of $1.89 million in 24 tournaments- an average of almost $50k per event! In addition to big competitive events like the Clash Royale Crown Championship, there’s now a Clash Royale League, so the powerful mobile esport is only going to get bigger.

The game is like a mix between a tower defense game and turn-based card strategy. It’s available for free from both Google Play and iTunes, although many players make in-game purchases.

2. Hearthstone

The popular Blizzard virtual card game makes perfect sense on mobile. You get the full game, just scaled down to your touchscreen device. Collect decks, battle others and climb the rankings.

Hearthstone is one of the top esports of 2018, with a huge player base and tons of people watching on Twitch. You can download it entirely free from Google Play and the iTunes.

3. PUBG Mobile

The best-selling battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds has its own mobile version. However, while the gameplay is more or less the same, PUBG Mobile is its own separate game with its own updates and differences.

It also has its own esports scene. You can find PUBG Mobile tournaments online or even sign up for events sponsored by creators Tencent Mobile. One more big difference- PUBG Mobile is entirely free-to-play both on Google Play and iTunes.

4. Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor is the international adaptation of King of Glory- a massive mobile MOBA esport with tournaments attracting over 19.5 million viewers in China. The game is ideal for those who want something like Dota 2 or League of Legends on their smartphone.

You can take part in online battles and build your skills. It’s one of the best mobile esports games, with the Arena of Valor World Cup 2018 boasting $482,500 in prize money. It’s available free on Google Play, iTunes, and now also Nintendo Switch!

5. Vainglory

Vainglory is another popular mobile MOBA with 45 heroes and intense 5v5 battles. Regular tournaments are held with top players earning tens of thousands. It’s also free to play, so it’s easy to get involved yourself.

You can download Vainglory via Google Play or iTunes. It’s also free to download for PC and Mac on Amazon.

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Honorable Mentions: Fortnite Mobile, FIFA Soccer, Clash of Clans

For more portable esports, check out the best Nintendo Switch esports games!

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