This yr was tough for esports, particularly with the quite a few cancellations and restarts that many tournaments needed to bear because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Leagues have been pressured to adapt to a brand new on-line setting and solely a choose few have been in a position to stand up and stand out among the many relaxation.
Korea’s LCK, for instance, had an amazing aggressive yr that ended with DAMWON Gaming successful the 2020 League of Legends World Championship. It is smart that the area had the most well-liked esports league on this planet by way of hours watched as effectively.
The LCK had 136.65 million hours watched all through 2020 over 635 hours of air time, in response to Esports Charts. These numbers don’t embody Chinese language platforms, however nonetheless, the 2020 Spring Cut up garnered a powerful 65.91 million hours, whereas the next Summer time Cut up had solely three million fewer hours watched. Collectively, these splits virtually had the identical quantity of hours watched as Worlds 2020 itself.
The second hottest esports league was the Cellular Legends Professional League with 95.27 million hours watched over 1,108 hours of air time. These numbers elevated steadily because of the recreation’s progress in reputation in Southeast Asia. The MPL additionally had the fourth-highest peak viewership of any esports event with 1.3 million viewers.
In the end, League‘s World Championship took the highlight for the most well-liked esports event with a whopping 139 million hours watched. The event additionally led different main classes, resembling the most well-liked esports event by peak viewers and by common viewership.
Subsequent yr, followers ought to count on Worlds 2021 and the LCK to stay excessive on the charts for the reason that international League scene has solely gotten an increasing number of aggressive.
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