TOP 10 Most Popular Esports Events of 2021 by Peak Viewership: the Year 2021 is the year of making records where we have seen multiple viewership records in Esports. This year we have seen the first-ever Lan of Free Fire esports after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, CS: GO Majors, Dota 2 The International 10, League of Legends World Championship 2021, and many more. At the end of the year let’s take a look at the list of the top 10 most popular esports events of 2021 by Peak viewership. This list is based on the viewership stats by Esports Charts. Esports events, Free Fire World Series, Worlds 2021, M3 World Championship
As numbers state, Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore had 5.4 million peak viewership. The event was the first-ever global Lan in battle royale mobile games in the last few years. As all Lan events got canceled due to the global pandemic of Covid-19. The event has also set a record for the highest peak viewership (excluding Chinese streaming platforms).
Most popular esports tournaments of 2021 by Peak Viewers:
— Esports Charts (@EsportsCharts) December 24, 2021
TOP 10 Most Popular Esports Events of 2021 by Peak Viewership
There is no coincidence to FFWS 2021’s success: the game is incredibly popular in several populous countries, including India, Brazil, and Indonesia. Unfortunately, it wasn’t possible to sustain the success of the series, as the Free Fire World Series 2021 November was canceled due to coronavirus-related problems. Esports events, Free Fire World Series, Worlds 2021, M3 World Championship
The Worlds 2021 final between EDward Gaming and DWG KIA was watched by over 4 million Peak Viewers. This is also a new discipline record and the highest total among desktop disciplines. PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 was in third place (its statistics were heavily affected by the distribution of in-game gifts for watching streams in the game client). It gathered 3.8 million Peak Viewers on the first day of the finals.
Interestingly, only four PC tournaments were in the top 10 by Peak Viewers, while the other six were representatives of mobile esports. Regarding the number of events, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang topped the ranking — it had 4 tournaments. Top 10 was closed by the second most important international tournament in the League of Legends esports season — Mid-Season Invitational 2021. Its final between Royal Never Give Up vs DWG KIA was watched by over 1.8 million people concurrently.
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