Most viewed eSports events in 2021

After eSports events had a slow year in 2020 with the arrival of COVID-19, the industry had a big boom in 2021. Those effects are prominent in the numbers. impressions that these events have obtained.

Not one, but two different events this year set records for most hours watched at an event and highest viewership. And while some of that may be due to a push that comes from not being able to host an in-person crowd, these are impressive milestones nonetheless.

Here are the most watched eSports events from 2021.

Year 2021 League of Legends World Championship

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With a solid viewership in North America, Europe, China and Korea, it’s no wonder that 2021 League of Legends The World Championship — or simply the World Championship — sets another high standard for the game and the year. Its peak viewership passed the four million mark, with 4,018,728 peaking in the grand final between Edward Gaming and DAMWON KIA. The event also drew an impressive average of 1.3 million viewers for a total of over 174 million watch hours.

Call of Duty: Mobile Chinese Masters season 2

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Second season of CoD: Mobile The Chinese Masters tournament absolutely exploded in terms of total viewership this year. According to Esports Charts, it broke the record for total hours watched for an e-sports event with over 281 million total hours watched, 100 million more than the second-highest entry at Worlds 2021 mentioned earlier. Running exclusively on Huya, one of China’s largest live streaming platforms, it also averages over 1.2 million viewers and peaks at over 1.98 million.

Garena’s Mobile Survival Game World Series 2021 in Singapore

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Said to be the most popular mobile battle royale game in the world, it makes sense that Garena’s Mobile Survival GameThe first global event of their 2021 season will have high viewership. Impressive, the first round of the finals Garena’s Mobile Survival Game The World Series has set a new record for highest viewership for e-sports events, with more than 5.4 million people watching at once, mainly through the Booyah platform. In that first round, the Phoenix Force will take the first of four (out of six possible) wins on its way to a dominant first place. The event also drew an average of over 2 million viewers during its nine-hour run.

PGL Stockholm CS GO Main

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After a two-year hiatus, CS GO The Major made a comeback with PGL Stockholm, finishing almost every eSports event of the year in almost every category and setting a new record for each category against the others. CS GO events. Peak viewership of around 2.75 million is double the number previously held by the ELEAGUE Major in 2017, and PGL Stockholm’s total watch hours of over 71 million has surpassed the FACEIT London Major which is now second. 10 million. Most viewed eSports events in 2021


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