If you’re an esports enthusiast with some spare cash burning a hole in their market, it’s high time you think about exploring the world of licensed merchandise. From official team jerseys and licensed apparel to blind pick collectibles, there’s no shortage of ways to spend your money. Below, we highlight 10 of the best merch items you should think about investing in this year.
- Dota 2 Collectible Pins
These Dota 2 Collectible Pins are perfect for esports fans looking for budget-friendly merchandise. These licensed pins from Valve each feature a colorful representation of a Dota 2 hero, along with a Steam Economy code that can be used to unlock a digitized version of your new collectible. There are 15 pins to collect in all. However, as these pins are solid as blind pick products, you’ll likely have to do some trading to secure a full set.
- CSGO Chicken Head Figures
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive merchandise used to be thin on the ground. Thankfully, Valve has taken note of the appetite for CSGO merch and now offers an expanding range of collectibles. These CSGO Chicken Heads are definitely worth investing in. They’re a quirky in-game nod to the NPC chickens that occasionally pop up in Counter-Strike games. Like the Dota 2 pins, these chicken heads are sold in blind pick format. However, with only four designs to collect, you’ll spend less securing a full set. Yet to see a chicken appear in a Global Offensive game? Follow CSGO live at 1337pro and keep your eyes peeled for a squawking cameo.
- PUBG Digital Camo Cap
This PUBG Digital Camo Cap is an essential for any fan of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Not only is this licensed cap an affordable piece of esports merch, but it’s also incredibly stylish. With its camo motif and embroidered logo, it’ll make a fine finishing touch to any casual outfit.
- 100 Thieves 2022 Jersey
It’s a shame to see so few major teams unveiling new jerseys for 2022. However, 100 Thieves continue to deliver the goods. The 2022 Primary Jersey is an instant classic, with both screen printing across the chest and an eye-catching logo on the left chest. The horizontal red stripes also enhance the sartorial credentials of this must-have piece of team apparel.
- Cloud9 2022 Pro Jersey
There’s no massive departure from last season with the Cloud9 2022 Jersey. However, for devoted fans, investing in at least one jersey from the new line is something to consider. The best of the bunch is the ‘Smurfs’ jersey, taking its inspiration from a design originally used by the team during the 2013-2014 season.
- DreamHack Christmas Apparel
Planning for the festive season? There’s some great DreamHack merchandise retailing at very reasonable prices. The DreamHack Christmas Sweater is the perfect choice of knitwear for the month of December, while the DreamHack Christmas Scarf is ideal for those looking for something budget-friendly stocking fillers.
- Evil Geniuses 2022 Jersey
Evil Geniuses has always been one of the best-dressed teams on the professional circuit. During the upcoming season, you can ensure you’re kitted out in style with the 2022 Fan Jersey. This first-class jersey not only features the iconic team logo but also boasts an emblem of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, the English Premier League football team it has recently partnered with.
- Dota 2 Embroidered Logo Cap
Looking for the perfect companion to any casual look? This Dota 2 Embroidered Logo Cap is a must. This cap is fully licensed by Valve and comes with an instantly recognizable Dota 2 logo. Its stripped-back aesthetics and classic black color mean you’ll be able to wear it with just about anything.
- Dota 2 Micro Plush Collectibles
If you prefer the thrill of a blind pick, these Dota 2 Micro Blush collectibles will go down a storm. To date, this is the fourth line of Dota 2 plushies unveiled by Valve, with this latest range boasting no less than 11 popular heroes from the game.
- FlyQuest 2022 Jersey
FlyQuest are fairly new additions to the professional esports circuit, but the team is already gaining a significant following. This team also deserves applause for its slick range of pro jerseys. The Spring 2022 Playoff Jersey is guaranteed to prove a hit with fans, with a slick two-tone print and unisex fit that will flatter just about everyone.