Are you on vacation and have nothing to do? Want to understand a little more about the esports scene? O More Esports prepared a list of 21 best esports documentaries from the moment!

Our selection includes productions that tell the stories of some of the biggest teams in the world, as well as football championships. LoL, CS, Dota 2, VALORANT, Starcraft, Super Smash Bros and more!

State of Play (2013) – Starcraft

This esports documentary tells the story of one of the oldest esports games, Starcraft: Brood War, following three distinct stories: a veteran player in his prime, a talented young man aspiring to success, and a newcomer to a well-known team.

The Smash Brothers (2013) – Super Smash Bros

One of the most praised esports documentaries by fighting game fans. It focuses on Super Smash Bros., one of the most popular games in the fighting game community (FGC). The crowd-funded series follows six professional players and the EVO 2013 tournament.

Free To Play (2014) – Dota 2

Perhaps the most popular esports documentary due to its airing on Netflix. Follow three professional Dota players as they overcome personal adversity, family pressures and the realities of life to compete in a $1,000,000 tournament that could change their lives forever.

The Celebrity Millionaires of Competitive Gaming (2015) – Geral

Esports documentary made by VICE that portrays video game competitions, focusing on South Korea, an important center for esports talent.

FGC: Rise of the Fighting Game Community (2016) – Geral

Esports documentary is ideal for fighting game fans, focusing on the Evolution Championship Series (EVO) and a general overview of the future of the category.

Team Liquid – Breaking Point (2016) – LoL

This documentary follows Team Liquid’s 2016 League of Legends team and looks at their performance in the LCS.

It is considered by many to be one of the best esports documentaries ever made due to its super direct and uncensored approach, showing behind the scenes of an esports team and covering topics such as mental health and competitive stress.

7 Days Out EP6: League of Legends (2018) – LoL

Part of the Netflix series ‘7 Days Out’, this documentary covers the week leading up to the 2018 LCS First Split Finals, focusing on both the production aspects of the tournament and the personal lives of the players involved.

Watch 7 Days Out on Netflix.

Rainbow Six Siege: In Search of Victory (2019) – Rainbow Six

Documentary that follows three high-level professional players, including Brazilian Leo “ziGueira” Duarte, on their journey to the title of the Six Invitational 2019, one of the most iconic events in Rainbow Six Siege.

Against the Odds (2019) – Dota 2

Considered by many to be one of the best esports documentaries, Against the Odds chronicles the incredible journey of the OG team, which went from being underdogs to becoming champions of The International 18 in Dota 2, exceeding all expectations.

One Last Try | G2 (2020) – LoL

This documentary shows G2’s trajectory at Worlds 2020, one year after the team managed to reach the final of the competition. The documentary also focuses on the weight in the championship, which would be the last of the legendary line-up with Wunder, Jankos, Caps, Perks and Mikyx playing together.

CBLOL 2020 – History as it was (2020) – LoL

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and rain that flooded the entire studio, CBLOL (Brazilian LoL Championship) had to double its work to keep the tournament going and overcome all these problems. The documentary shows behind the scenes of all this until the grand final of the second split.

Fight for First: Excel Esports (2021) – LoL

Documentary about League of Legends Excel Esports, which went from an “underdog” position to the title in the LEC. After a bad season in 2019, the organization received a series of investments and seeks to leave its legacy.

Watch on HBO Max.

Ready Up (2022) – CS:GO

This documentary explores the trajectory of the main Counter-Strike players, highlighting ⁠karrigan⁠, ⁠cadiaN⁠ and device⁠. The film analyzes the impact of the pandemic on the world of CS and highlights the importance of in-person competitions, offering a deep insight into the challenges and dynamics of the CS:GO competitive scene.

Fnatic Valorant: Year One (2022) – VALORANT

This documentary shows the entire trajectory of Fnatic’s entry into VALORANT. Boaster, Mistic, Derke, Doma, Magnum and Mini look back on their first year of competitive play and reflect on what it takes to become a champion.

VCT Documentary Series (2022) – VALORANT

One of the first VALORANT esports documentaries. It covers the entire competitive year of 2022 with the three main international tournaments of the year: Masters Reykjavík, Masters Copenhagen and Champions Istanbul, which even had the Brazilian team LOUD as champion.

LOUD Valorant: World Champion of Champions (2022) – VALORANT

Documentary made by the Brazilian team LOUD that portrays the entire journey and behind the scenes of the VALORANT team composed of Aspas, Sacy, Less, Saadhak and paNcada until the unprecedented world title at Champions Istanbul.

Game and Glory (2023) – CS:GO

“Game and Glory” is a documentary that delves into the personal side of players s1mple, KSCERATO and cadiaN at IEM Major Rio, the first CS:GO Major that took place in Brazil and also considered one of the best of all time.

DRX: The Ryse (2023) – LoL

Documentary that shows DRX’s entire journey to the LoL world title in 2022. The team arrived as one of the least favorites, managed to reach the final and defeated T1, a team that everyone bet would be the champion that year.

Inside the Rift – paiN Gaming (2023) – LoL

One of the most praised Brazilian esports documentaries in 2023, Inside The Rift shows the entire weekly routine of paiN Gaming, one of the biggest teams in the CBLOL and looking to break the curse of 2nd place in the competition. The series shows the team’s entire atmosphere between bad moments and rebounds in the competition.

LOUD LOL: What’s the secret? (2023) – LoL

Another LOUD documentary, this time showing behind the scenes of the organization’s third consecutive title in CBLOL, the Brazilian LoL championship. LOUD was the first organization to achieve this feat in the tournament’s history.

Faker Inside (2023) – LoL

Documentary released by T1 covering the 10-year career of Faker, considered the greatest LoL player of all time. It is shown from the player’s childhood until his fourth world title, a historic milestone in his career.

Bonus – League of Legends: The Origin

Documentary that tells the story of League of Legends’ success, from its first steps as a simple demo to becoming one of the main titles on the competitive scene.

Bônus – Arcane: Bridging the Rift

Documentary that goes behind the scenes of the creation of the Arcane series, made by Riot and Netflix. The series, set in the League of Legends universe, was a real audience success.


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