Statistics on the viewership of Esports in 2021 indicate that this year’s stats surpass the previous year’s. These are the top-rated esports tournaments of 2021.
As with traditional sports, esports enthusiasts will say that their game of choice is the most enjoyable. One thing that is not disputable is that esports are the most watched that can be determined by their popularity.
Based on data provided by Esports charts Here are the most watched esports tournaments of 2021. These statistics do not include Chinese numbers of viewers, which is typically regarded as unreliable.
The most seen esports tournaments – 2021
10 – Valorant Champions 2021
Watched hours: 46.04m
Hours streamed: 98
The conclusion of the first Valorant Champions Tour is a event which Valorant fans will be able to remember for a long time to follow. The tournament’s highlights range from to the North American powerhouse Sentinels being defeated in the first stages, to the unbeaten KRU Esports’ miracle run which nearly made it to the finals.
Valorant Champions made it into the top 10 list, with 46.04M hours of watched and 98 hours of streamed content as Acend beat Gambit Esports in a gut-wrenching best-of-five series to become the first Valorant World Champions.
9 – Mobile Legends MPL ID Season 7
Watched hours: 54.29m
Hours streamed: 169
The season 7 edition of Mobile Legends Indonesian Pro League ranks high on the list, with 54.29M hours of time spent. The 169 hours of live streaming included intense matches that were awe inspiring, such as when EVOS Legends took down Bigetron Alpha 4-2, securing $140,000 and a slot in MSC 2021.
8 – League of Legends: LCK Summer
Watched hours: 60.52m
Hours streamed: 295
The League of Legends LCK Summer Split tops this list with 60.52M hours of watched and 295 hours of streamed.
The LCK 2021 Summer Split made history, and it’s no surprise that it was DWG KIA setting more records as they became the first team in Korean history to win three splits back-to-back-to-back.
7 – League of Legends: Mid-Season Invitational
Watched hours: 61.18m
Hours streamed: 86
It was 2021 and the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational was among the most anticipated annual events. The triumphs and upsets particularly witnessing the OCE region win and emerge from group for the first time is an event League of Legends fans won’t ever forget.
We watched Royal Never Give Up take off World Champions DWG KIA 3-2 to take their second championship at the Grand Finals. It was an amazing experience at MSI. Riot’s dominance of esports tournaments continues, as MSI recorded 61.18M hours of watched in only 86 hours of streaming – the lowest number of streams streamed in this list.
6 – Mobile Legends M3 World Championship
Hours Watched: 62.61m
Hours streamed: 103
The M3 World Championship marked the final day of Mobile Legends 2021 competitive season It also saw an incredible 62.61M hours of time watched and streaming of 103 hours during the third year of the competition.
The 2021 finals of the M3 World Championship are the most exciting we’ve ever witnessed in recent times, as Blacklist international won Onic Philippines 4-1 in the best-of-seven series.
5 – League of Legends: LCK Spring Split
Watched hours: 67.64m
Hours streamed: 290
On the list twice, we’ve got this year’s League of Legends LCK. The spring split came in at 67.64M hours watched over the 290 hours streamed.
The LCK Spring Split saw a extremely impressive and exciting 16-2 win from DWG KIA – who at that time were the current World Champions.
4 – Counter-Strike: PGL Major Stockholm
Watched hours: 71.26m
Hours streamed: 120
The sole first-person shooter among the top five most watched esports tournaments is of course from Counter-Strike’s PGL Stockholm Major. This year’s Stockholm Major has been the only major tournament to be held tournament since 2019and saw Counter-Strike players from all over the world more excited than ever.
With 71.26M hours of watched and 120 hours of streamed content, PGL Stockholm will be one Counter-Strike fans will never forget for the reason that Natus Vincere took down G2 in the finals of the tournament making sure they are a part of the books of history.
3 Mobile Legends 3 — Mobile Legends
Watched hours: 76.94m
Hours streamed: 172
It could be a shock to people who are not familiar to Mobile Legends to be able to see it making its mark on this list only once or even three times. In the MPL ID Season 8 was the third most watched esports event in the entire year.
The list of tournaments with the highest amount of viewers is typically dominated by Riot Games, but with 76.94M hours watched , and 172 hours of streamed, the future of the competitive Mobile Legends is bright.
Onic Esports won the tournament. They were winners to win the trophy and tickets to M3 back home after a 4-3 win over RRQ Hoshi 4-3 , in the final.
2 Dota 2 The International 10
Watched hours: 107.23m
Hours streamed: 125
Although Dota 2’s TI10 isn’t anywhere near LoL Worlds, they sit at 30.29M hours of watched time ahead that of MPL and 107.23M hours watched and streaming 125 hours taking an impressive second position at the top of this page.
Team Spirit’s legendary performance during The International 10 will definitely be remembered after the underdogs defeated PSG.LGD 3-1 at the finals of the Grand Finals. With a colossal prize pool of $40,018,195 – the largest ever in esports history The prospects for competitive Dota 2 is bright.
1 – League of Legends: World Championship
EDward Gaming lifted their first international title since MSI 2015 after defeating DWG KIA 3-2 at Worlds 2021.
Time spent watching: 174.82m
Hours streamed: 134
Naturally, at the top spot on the list is occupied in the hands of Riot along with The League of Legends 2021 World Championship and it’s not even close. With 174.82M hours watched , in 134 hours of streamed.
The League of Legends 2021 World Championship is a relaxed 67 million hours of games played ahead of Dota 2’s Ti10. Worlds 2021 witnessed Chinese group EDward Gaming lift their first title in the international arena since 2015 after defeating the reigning world champions DWG KIA.
The Most Watched Esports Games in 2021
In spite of the COVID epidemic and the COVID pandemic, the esports world continues to record new numbers of players and viewers. The year 2021 is that we saw the explosive increase in mobile esports games as evidenced in the Top 5 ESCharts Esports titles of 2021. These are the top games in esports of 2021.
The most watched esports games include an assortment of games for mobile along with the more familiar large PC names. League of Legends still leads the pack, followed by Valve’s CS: GO.
5. PUBG Mobile
Watched hours: 216.7 Million
The peak number of viewers is 3.8 Million
With more than 200 million hours of video played, PUBG mobile sits comfortably in the fifth spot. The mobile game is still popular, with the majority of its viewers being in Southeast Asia and South America. It may not be the most mobile game on the list however, it has been steady for many years and has established an impressive competitive foundation over time.
4. Dota 2
Watched hours: 347.6 Million
Maximum Viewers: 2.7 Million
The evergreen MOBA of Valve remains as one of the highest-celebrated games in the world of esports overall, and especially after The International returning to The International after COVID woes. The number of viewers has increased dramatically in comparison to the previous year (over 25 percent) and the hype surrounding offline tournaments is back, with amazing numbers directly from WePlay AniMajor and the Singapore Major.
3. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports Tournament
Watched hours: 387.2 Million
Maximum viewers: 3.1 Million
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is the top ranked mobile game on the list , and isn’t known within Europe as well as North America (yet). The game is very popular in countries like Malaysia, the Philippines in the Philippines and Malaysia and has enjoyed an excellent year for the number of viewers and esports.
Watched hours: 410.8 Million
Maximum Viewers: 2.7 Million
The CS:GO series remains a major player in the world of esports and continues to draw fans older and younger. Offline events added some excitement to the sport once again which CS:GO made use of and grew viewership by nearly 15 percent. In the course of its Stockholm Major, PGL Stockholm Major became the largest event of the year and attracted more than 2.7 million concurrent players. While CS:GO may be getting with age, but it’s not going away in the foreseeable future.
1. League of Legends
Watched hours: 664.1 Million
The peak number of viewers is 4.1 Million
League of Legends is the most watched Esports game worldwide and has been for a long time that it is a cut above all the others. The game’s popularity increased in popularity even into 2021 with an increase in viewership of about 13 percent. The most recent version of Worlds (2021) was hugely successful and, with the numerous regional tournaments, League of Legends has established its roots throughout the globe.