The rise of online games in Nigeria

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From the most popular games to the least played titles, the Nigerian gaming market is dominated by millennials.

This young demographic of people are mainly the players, developers, designers, creators and distributors who have helped to create a multi-million dollar market in the country.

According to Statistica, Nigeria’s online gaming market is worth over $41 million, with online gaming dominating the bigger section of this burgeoning industry.

Here are the most popular online games in Nigeria in 2021:

Online Blackjack

While some Nigerians prefer to play blackjack at prestigious establishments like the Sheraton or the Concorde Hotel, many people choose to play the game online.

Fortunately, the Grand Rush Online Casino allows Nigerians to play blackjack from anywhere, at any time of the day.

That has helped to popularize the game among Nigerians, as they can enjoy a real blackjack casino experience without breaking the bank to visit luxurious brick-and-mortar casinos.

Online Slots

Unlike other table games that require lots of skills to succeed, slots appeal to the average Nigerians due to their ease of playing and the amount of entertainment they offer.

Online slots also require a very small amount of steak, which makes them great for beginners and experienced online gamers as well.

Additionally, Nigerians can also find free slots on the internet to have fun without wagering their hard-earned money.

Some of the most popular online slots in Nigeria include Gonzo’s Quest, Jurassic Park, Twin Spin, White King, the Invincible Man, Fire Joker and Mermaids Millions, to mention a few.

These games have continued to attract the attention of Nigerians who love to play games of chance with low budgets, high-quality graphics and high payout rates.

Dota 2

Dota 2 is among the best-selling video games in Nigeria. This multiplayer online arena game involves a player controlling a character known as a “hero” with specific abilities.

A player joins a team of other players and competes against another team in an attempt to occupy a base camp on the map.

Each team features 2-5 players, and every squad must defend their base from the opposing team.

Even better, the game developers keep updating it with more engaging features, making it among the best multiplayer arena video games today.

Fortnite Battle Royale

With millions of players worldwide, Fortnite Battle Royale is among the favourites for many Nigerians.

The free online game features 100 players coming together to compete against each other for the top position, and you can find over 3 million players simultaneously playing at any time.

The game keeps things fresh and interesting, as you have to build walls and collect other elements to keep proceeding.

Additionally, you can choose to play the game solo or in a group.

League of Legends

League of Legends is among the oldest video games in the market and one of the favourite online games for millions of Nigerians.

Most Nigerians enjoy the game because of its mode scenes, graphics and animations that rival other competitors on every front.

The game is quite popular in the country, with one of their teams competing in the African League Championship Series in 2020.