I just now notice your posting GardenData61371
I don't know if this is going to help or confuse you even more.
I have been struggling with this as well. I have found others that are making it work running any game they want on 1 form or another of Linux. I have yet to figure it out, I have tried the "Made for Gamers" distros to have them recommend updates to the install, going through the install with instructions for updates and installs with no success getting anything going.
I did finally get Steam - Play on Linux - Wine - Lutris to recognize each other, then I got the recommended VM to running and seeing each other which in turn got those to load windows game screen. But form that point is where everything kept going screwing for me. I would get error after error on loading the game title I play. I never could get past the game server screen it would stop and never finish loading the game server. Everything would simply time out and start over, I have yet to figure out how to get it to work.
I wish you the best of luck, because Steam / Play on Linux / Lutris gives you access to a huge library of playable games it just happened to be none I was interested in picking up and playing again.
There is a Post here on the Forum with the LINK to get a Linux Distro based on Ubuntu which is dedicated to Gamers titled Game Pack - which was the last distro I was messing with that actually worked. It had a full list of Windows Only games to play inside the VM you set up inside Play On Linux (PoL) after it is linked to run Steam in with the PoL addon titles from Windows would load in.
Just scroll the list of titles click install and play.
I seen games for WinMS 7 up through 10
Age of Empires all the way to World of Warcraft / with Counter Strike every title - Battlefield every title - there is even an emulator built in which allows for every title for Xbox and Playstation to be played as if it was made for Linux games.
I am not real good at calling Linux by the correct names or even getting the Distro names correct, but there is workable solutions out there from what I discovered.
What I have found with Linux is much like fast cars and hammers, they are fast just a couple are really fast, and hammers well it's a hammer does the color really matter to the nail.
Good Luck with your journey
P.S. in closing I found Ubuntu to be the most stable cross compatible with my all AMD set up / if you have an all Intel with Nvidia Graphics you will go much farther with the cross platform, cross builds working far far more drivers for everything. Some of the installs I did would only show Generic for my AMD graphics, so I would physically need to change it from default install.
P.S.S. Youtube is an understated resource of help with any problem you might encounter.