Shocking! PUBG is not the most popular mobile eSports event on viewership; Check out who is No.1: Mobile eSports tournaments have grown exponentially. With the onset of the pandemic, even more so. With that, there has also been an increase in the viewership of eSport tournaments.
From the M2 World Championship to PUBG Mobile Global Championship, there have been many records set. With concurrent viewership touching millions, tournaments on streams have set records for themselves. Owing to the sheer popularity of the game, to attractive in-game prizes, a lot has changed in the viewership ecosystem.
Here are the most-watched live esports tournaments based on their viewership. According to Esports Chart, the most-watched streams included M2 World Championship, Free Fire Continental Series 2020 (Asia), Free Fire World Series 2019 Rio, Free Fire Continental Series 2020 (Americas) and PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0.
PMGC overall reached a concurrent watching of 3.8 million viewers, with the most number of views– over 1 million just from Indonesia itself. This watching was achieved on Nimo TV, and Hindi stream saw a peak watching of 100.6K viewers.
“The tournament was broadcasted in more than ten languages, but the indisputable leader was the Indonesian stream, which gathered more than a million people on the final day. The audience of the Indonesian broadcast was ten times larger than the Malaysian one, which took second place with 146K Peak Viewers. A peak of over 100K people was also recorded on Thai and Indian broadcasts,” Esports Chart says.
These viewerships are a testimony that eSports has gained momentum, and the pandemic has aided largely to it. Free Fire has grown a lot, and its three tournaments taking huge viewerships is just an example of how big of a following the game has and what it can grow to become, considering it is a new game.