2021 is a difficult year for the whole world when the epidemic situation is still a hot issue in all fields. Among them, Esports is one of the rare industries still standing thanks to the power of technology. Changing the format of competition from online to online caused the online viewing of tournaments to skyrocket, which is also a better sign than ever for Esports.
Recently, according to the statistics of Esport Chart, the most viewed tournament belongs to the game League of Legends with the 2021 World Championship. There are more than 174.8 million views for this tournament. This is also the record number, the highest in the history of Esport up to now. Besides Riot’s charisma or media, Worlds is also very enthusiastically received by viewers thanks to the return of T1 as well as the teams that were unlucky to participate in Worlds 2020.
The two most watched matches are the confrontation between EDG vs DK (4.01 million views) and T1 vs DK (3.54 million views).
Immediately followed by The International 10 of the Dota2 game. The number of viewers skyrocketing this year is the expectation of fans when 2020 TL has not been held. With 107.2 million followers and 21% more than The International 9.
Behind is also the presence of tournaments of Mobile Legends, CSGO and Valorant. Notably, eight of these ten tournaments are MOBA titles.
Besides the World Championship 2021, League of Legends also has three other tournaments on this list. These are the Spring LCK, Summer LCK and Mid Season Invitational annual tournament (Unfortunately, in 2021, the representative of Vietnam, GAM, cannot participate).
It can be said that Korea is an important area for e-sports. That is proven when gamers from all over the world follow LCK tournaments to learn the gameplay as well as the weird metas they use.
After the above figures, 2021 is still a success for the national game League of Legends. We are also waiting to see if Worlds 2022 will break the record again or not.