2020 has been an especially difficult yr for esports. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and associated restrictions, most tournaments have been postponed to later be transformed into on-line occasions. Free Fire modified the format of its World Championship to a few regional, continental collection. The PUBG Mobile World League and the PUBG Mobile Global Championship have been arrange in online-only modes.
As the yr involves an in depth, this is a glance again at a few of the most-watched esports tournaments of 2020, curated by app analytics agency Esports Charts.
Most-watched esports occasions this yr
By hours watched
League of Legends is the most well-liked game globally, and that is evident from this checklist, as the highest 4 most-watched tournaments are LOL occasions. The Worlds 2020, LCK Spring (Korea), LCK Summer (Korea), and LEC Summer (Europe) have been watched for 139.86 million, 65.91 million, 62.92 million, 41.06 million hours every.
The PUBG Mobile World League East is the primary and solely mobile game match to make the checklist, with 37.33 million hours watched. Last yr, mobile video games did not even attain the highest 20.
By peak viewers
The LOL Worlds stays on prime by way of peak viewers as nicely. This yr, it was watched by 3.88 million concurrent viewers as Damwon Gaming from Korea gained its first-ever world title.
After the ban of PUBG Mobile in India, Free Fire dominated mobile esports in 2020. This is obvious because the second and third positions on this checklist are taken by Free Fire Continental Series Asia and Americas, with 2.5 million and 1.7 million peak viewers, respectively.
The game acquired particular love in India, with the Hindi stream for the Free Fire Continental Series 2020 Asia touching 1.5 million peak viewers.
The sixth season of the Mobile Premier League, Indonesia, appeared within the fourth place with a 1.3 million peak watching ranking, whereas Free Fire once more took the fifth and closing spot. The FFL Clausura gathered 1.2 million concurrent viewers and have become the most well-liked Spanish-speaking occasion.
By common viewers
The LOL Worlds additionally leads the typical viewer’s checklist with greater than 1.1 million common viewers. The occasion was held in Shanghai from September twenty fifth to October thirty first.
The FFCS Asia and Americas weren’t far behind, taking second and third spots with 827.3k and 796.3k every.
Free Fire Copa America ended fourth. Apart from the Worlds 2020, it was the one occasion held offline in January 2020, however nonetheless attracted viewers to their screens.
The regional finals of the LCK in September 2020 rounded off the highest 5 with 540K common viewers. The important factor about this match was that T1, one of the vital common groups amongst Koreans, fought for a spot in the principle occasion however did not make it, leaving viewers shocked.
Published 30 Dec 2020, 11:53 IST
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