Cybersport is primarily built around large international events. At the moment, each of the cybersports disciplines has a major tournament that all players are keen to attend.
The strongest discipline can be determined by the amount of prize money won per year and the number of regular and irregular spectators at broadcasts.
Notably, the strongest tournaments in the viewing rankings belong t o the MOBA genre. LoL is a discipline that finds fans and fans of esports betting Vulkan all over the world.
The most-watched eSports event of the year was Worlds 2021 for League of Legends, with over 174.8 million hours of viewing time. The 2021 figure compared to Worlds 2020 increased by as much as 25%, which is the biggest result of all time. Statistics were influenced by traditionally great hype surrounding the event and the return of T1 and Faker, who missed out on the championship in 2020.
One of the key cybersport regions for League of Legends is rightly considered to be South Korea. Matches between local teams are watched not only by the Koreans themselves but also by many competitive LoL fans from other regions.
The second-largest international tournament of the League of Legends eSports season is the Mid-Season Invitational 2021. The final between Royal Never Give Up and DWG KIA was watched by more than 1.8 million people at the same time, the highest number in the series.
Worlds 2021’s main rival for League of Legends was The International 10 Dota 2 tournament, which drew almost half of all the prize money. The TI10 prize pool amounted to $40 million.
Dota 2 fans have been looking forward to TI, because last year it was not held at all, which led to high numbers. In total, the championship garnered 107.2 million hours of viewing. This is a new discipline record. The last one belonged to TI9 and it was an improvement of 21%.
If the two most popular tournaments are TI 10 and The Major, the top 3 is followed by the Indonesian regional league Mobile Legends: Bang Bang which has the most events. The league’s eighth season amassed 76.9 million hours of viewing in 172 hours of airtime, the current discipline record. There may be betting on esports live on these games too.
Top Mobile Legends competitions are particularly popular in South East Asia, namely Indonesia and the Philippines. The recently concluded M3 World Championship and MPL Indonesia Season 7.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is literally the most popular shooter in the world. The game is praised for its modern graphics, polished game balance, interesting maps, and many other components.
The PGL Major Stockholm 202 on CS: GO is in the top disciplines for a reason, with 71.2 million hours of viewing. The PGL Major set a record in its discipline for the first time since 2018. Previously, the most-watched CS: GO championship was FACEIT Major London with 61 million hours.