The esports industry has only been growing bigger and bigger in the last few years. With a global outreach and ease of watching, viewers gather in buckets and spades to witness the biggest esports events. This weekend was something special as there were 2 HUGE events going on simultaneously, a treat for fans all over the world.
Firstly, it was the first Counter Strike Major in 2 years that had already been making headlines. PGL Major Stockholm became the most-watched CSGO event in history, and that isn’t even the end of it.
The game between Natus Vincere and Team Vitality was a Quarter Final game, and the best is yet to come in the form of a Grand Final. Today we had the Semi-Finals between G2 esports and Heroic, which gathered 1.39m viewers on its own, another new record as per escharts.com
The next one was even bigger and by some margin was Worlds 2021. Worlds 2021 was the World Championship for League of Legends – the 11th one for LoL. At its peak, the Worlds 2021 Grand Final between Edward Gaming and Damwon had 4 Million peak viewers, an all-time high for League of Legends.
Combine that with the Semi-Final between G2 and Heroic, there were 4m+viewers concurrently enjoying both the games.
Although there’s still a long way to go for esports to compete with traditional sports, we are on the right track and if these numbers are a sign of things to come the esports world will only grow Bigger and Better with time.