Best eSports Linux Games on Steam

Steam currently has 912 eSports games, but not all of them are able to be played on Linux builds. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. eSports game rankings were last updated on 5/18/2024.

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1. Counter-Strike

Play the world's number 1 online action game. Engage in an incredibly realistic brand of terrorist warfare in this wildly popular team-based game. Ally with teammates to complete strategic missions. Take out enemy sites. Rescue hostages. Your role affects your team's success. Your team's success affects your role.

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Counter-Strike holds the #1 spot for "best Linux eSports game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 236,898 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 230,876 positive reviews and 6,022 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Counter-Strike on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/1/2000
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 10

2. Counter-Strike: Source

Counter-Strike: Source blends Counter-Strike's award-winning teamplay action with the advanced technology of Source™ technology.

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Counter-Strike: Source has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Linux eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 170,060 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 163,759 positive reviews and 6,301 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Counter-Strike: Source on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/1/2004
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 240

3. Lethal League Blaze

Banging beats and mad style, Lethal League Blaze is the most intense ball game you can play online with up to 4 players.

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Lethal League Blaze has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Linux eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,062 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,875 positive reviews and 187 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 10/24/2018
Developer Team Reptile
Publisher Team Reptile
Steam App Id 553310

4. Free to Play

Free to Play is a feature-length documentary that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament.

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Free to Play has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Linux eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 11,007 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,461 positive reviews and 546 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Release Date 3/19/2014
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 245550

5. Lethal League

Lethal League is a competitive projectile fighting game where you have to hit an anti-gravity ball into the face of your opponent to win. The ball speeds up with every strike, up to explosively extreme velocities. Play intense local matches with friends and foes, challenge yourself in the singleplayer mode or battle it out online.

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Lethal League has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Linux eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,065 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,713 positive reviews and 352 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $13.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $13.99
Release Date 8/27/2014
Developer Team Reptile
Publisher Team Reptile
Steam App Id 261180

6. Splitgate

Splitgate is a free-to-play, fast-paced multiplayer shooter that features player-controlled portals. This sci-fi shooter takes the FPS genre to a new dimension with its portal mechanics, delivering high-flying, multi-dimensional combat.

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Splitgate has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Linux eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 111,206 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 101,755 positive reviews and 9,451 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Splitgate on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 5/24/2019
Developer 1047 Games
Publisher 1047 Games
Steam App Id 677620

7. My Exercise

Let's do sit-ups! Let a chubby boy do his exercise and sink into a dog's body. Maybe animals will come to cheer him up.

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My Exercise has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Linux eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 413 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 389 positive reviews and 24 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 8/26/2020
Developers
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Steam App Id 1004330

8. SC2VN - The eSports Visual Novel

SC2VN is a visual novel about the South Korean StarCraft 2 scene. You play as Mach, a foreign semi-pro trying to make it in eSports who soon learns that success in StarCraft takes more than in-game strategy.

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SC2VN - The eSports Visual Novel has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Linux eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 872 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 806 positive reviews and 66 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play SC2VN - The eSports Visual Novel on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 9/22/2015
Franchise SC2VN
Developer Team Eleven
Publisher Team Eleven
Steam App Id 404480

9. Counter-Strike 2

For over two decades, Counter-Strike has offered an elite competitive experience, one shaped by millions of players from across the globe. And now the next chapter in the CS story is about to begin. This is Counter-Strike 2.

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Counter-Strike 2 has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Linux eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,053,058 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,023,363 positive reviews and 1,029,695 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Counter-Strike 2 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 8/21/2012
Developers
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 730

10. Fishards

Combine the intense, skill-shot PVP of Magicka or Battlerite with some wacky 2-legged-fish and you've got yourself Fishards! The unique spell combining mechanic creates a brand new type of PvP​ ​arena​ experience that you have to try with friends!

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Fishards has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Linux eSports games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 145 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 141 positive reviews and 4 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Fishards on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 11/3/2021
Developer Rivernotch Game Studio
Publisher Rivernotch Game Studio
Steam App Id 1637140

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11/1/2000
96
$9.99
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11/1/2004
95
$9.99
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Lethal League Blaze steam charts
52
10/24/2018
94
$19.99
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2
3/19/2014
92
Free
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Lethal League steam charts
5
8/27/2014
91
$13.99
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Splitgate steam charts
359
5/24/2019
90
Free
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My Exercise steam charts
1
8/26/2020
87
$3.99
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SC2VN - The eSports Visual Novel steam charts
1
9/22/2015
87
Free
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Counter-Strike 2 steam charts
979,392
8/21/2012
87
Free
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Fishards steam charts
2
11/3/2021
87
Free
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 21). Lethal League Blaze on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 22). Free to Play on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Lethal League on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 10). Splitgate on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 3). My Exercise on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 4). SC2VN - The eSports Visual Novel on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 9). Counter-Strike 2 on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 5). Fishards on Steam. Steam Store.

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