Top 5 Esports Tournaments with Highest Viewership You Should Know 2023

Posted by Nimi Qaisar | Apr 18th, 2023 15:04 IST

Check out these 5 highly popular esport tournaments of all time that took the gaming world by storm. Lets find the latest esports championships to get you started. Ready? Let's start now.

Over the past few decades, esports game has acquired a new level of recognition not just from the players but even from the governments of many nations. The Indian government declaring esports as an official ‘sport’ for the nation was one step towards its fame. The increased engagement along with hefty prize pools are attracting a lot of gamers globally. The rising popularity of esports has made the industry a part of mainstream entertainment.

Esports games have big events where squads go brutal on each other in games & gather a huge audience. No wonder they offer an unparalleled thrill. Let’s see the 5 most viewed esports games that gather a high viewership.

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1) League of Legends

League of Legends is one of the top-rated esports games by viewership which has slayed the dynamics of viewership quite early from its release in 2009. Exploding the market by storm, League of Legends or LoL is a MOBA-based gameplay where users get to choose from a wide range of characters (Champions). 

Further, you form a badass team of five and combat against your opponents by capturing and destroying all of their players. This esport game was such a hit amongst the users that its Netflix series Arcane, also performed really well in the cinematic universe. It even brought a lot of non-gamers attention to the LoL esport game eventually increasing its viewership.

2) Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is another hit amongst this list of famous esports games by viewership. It is also a MOBA game that offers two teams of five characters entitled ‘Heroes’ on a battle map. 

Players have to fight off to destroy their opponents. Gamers love their six modes for player levels involving: Classic, Rank, Brawl, Custom, vs AI, and Arcade. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) was a superstar right after its arrival in the market. It even boasts its professional league tournaments commonly known as MPL. Here the qualifiers for the Mobile Legends World Championship face off in spectacular battles.

3) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been a classic first-person shooter game that managed to build a massive community of its admirers over the past few years. There are thousands of professional players for this game who’ve touched the peak of stardom just by streaming CS: GO. No wonder it is one of the most viewed esports games of all time. 

Much like other esports titles in CS: GO, you have to form a team of five that combat against each other under the terrorists and anti-terrorist squads. The objective of the mission is to complete the tasks such as planting/defusing bombs and rescuing hostages. Teams have to curate creative strategies with a sharp trigger finger to slay this esports game. Users must also master the weapon and its tactical equipment with the memorized layout of the maps to keep skilling up in this popular esports wonder. 

4) Fortnite

Fortnite has been one of the famous battle royale games by viewers that have made a name for itself in the esports industry. Creator Epic Games launched this title in 2017, and its viewership skyrocketed to two million just by 2019. The persistent arrival of new skins inspired by famous superheroes & other influential cartoon characters always keeps this game in the spotlight. 

Fortnite Battle Royale features squads of four/two or solo players. They have to dominate the map to fulfill the ultimate rule of Battle Royal Mode i.e. ‘to be the last person/team standing’. The quirky pop culture skins and unique powers, make it sustain its popularity in the world of esports. Currently, it has 300 tournaments under its belt to prove it even more vividly.

5) Valorant

How can we miss it? The most youngster-friendly games that have taken the esports gaming market by storm. Valorant creator Riot Games has gathered a lot of fame in the tactical shooter games industry with this title. Especially the atypical shooting mechanics, infused with the use of other unique abilities sum up a tempting gameplay for players that is genuinely hard to forget!

Valorant features Two teams that combat in groups of five where the plot revolves around the opponent’s destruction and planting/defusion of bombs called spikes. Though it came quite early in 2020, still the immense fanbase it managed to gather is quite phenomenal. By far Valorant conducted over a thousand tournaments with considerable prize pools. Look up if you can score some hefty cash from these famous esports tournaments of the world or not? 

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