The App Battle Series:
Following eSports can be a hassle with all the different sports, competitions and matches going on 24/7. So we decided to make an app comparison involving five of the most popular apps among eSports fans. We will go through and rank the following areas we consider to be of importance to the user to determine which is the best app:
- Scores and Fixtures
- Customization (Able to create your own profile)
- GUI – Graphical User Interface
Part II: eSportLiveScore
Scores and Fixtures
eSportLiveScore covers 10 different esports: Counter-Strike:GO, League of Legends, Dota 2, Starcraft 2, Hearthstone, Heroes of The Storm, Overwatch, World of Tanks, Call of Duty and Smite. The most out of all the applications we are reviewing. All of their sports is relevant for bettors as well since these are sports that frequently have odds posted in sportsbooks, compared to Super Smash Bros for example. Their match info cover Final Results and individual Map Results. When you enter a match you will find detailed History and H2H Stats.
Without much surprise Live is where ELS App standout. They rarely miss any matches that have odds for betting. On top of that they also feature less known matches from Low Tier tournaments and leagues. They have the standard Match, Map Scores and Player Stats. Along with that ELS feature a Match Log detailing what happens in real-time round for round.
Since the app only delivers Fixtures and Scores there is not alot to customize. There is the option to Favorite certain matches giving you push notifications for that game, such as delivering the final result. You also have a feature where you can favorite teams and get updates when they play.
The design leave a lot to be desired in terms of flash and atmosphere. But that doesn’t really matter when the app is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. It does what it needs to do: delivering fixtures and livescore in a conveniant and easy way to the user.