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Most popular esports tournaments

2018 World Championship78.8M
2018 World Championship
The International 201864M
The International 2018
FACEIT Major London 201861.4M
FACEIT Major London 2018
ELEAGUE Major 201849.5M
ELEAGUE Major 2018
2018 Mid-Season Invitational29.2M
2018 Mid-Season Invitational
EPICENTER XL17.4M
EPICENTER XL
China Dota2 Supermajor13.9M
China Dota2 Supermajor
The Kuala Lumpur Major13.9M
The Kuala Lumpur Major
SL i-League StarSeries Season 412M
SL i-League StarSeries Season 4
Dota 2 Asia Championships 201811.9M
Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018
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2018 World Championship1.9M
2018 World Championship
ELEAGUE Major 20181.3M
ELEAGUE Major 2018
The International 20181.1M
The International 2018
FACEIT Major London 20181M
FACEIT Major London 2018
2018 Asian Games973K
2018 Asian Games
2018 Mid-Season Invitational947K
2018 Mid-Season Invitational
Summer Skirmish Week 2804K
Summer Skirmish Week 2
PUBG Global Invitational 2018797K
PUBG Global Invitational 2018
Summer Skirmish Week 1744K
Summer Skirmish Week 1
Summer Skirmish Week 8713K
Summer Skirmish Week 8
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1 970 427

Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am peak viewers
Equal to 22 full Wembley Stadiums

Popular tournaments by games

20 languages / 15 platforms

2018 World Championship gathered audience of millions esports fans around the world

Pie graph by languages

The dynamics of the Battle Royale events

Hours WatchedTotal prize fund
542 393
Jan
$90,693
2 974 655
Feb
$351,405
2 552 935
Mar
$333,067
4 891 509
Apr
$611,930
2 055 144
May
$573,850
8 180 288
Jun
$3,538,643
21 866 460
Jul
$5,460,000
17 874 214
Aug
$5,616,164
10 142 726
Aug
$2,975,737
17 168 310
Oct
$11,992,400
6 256 775
Nov
$1,481,775
5 495 266
Dec
$1,321,337
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$100 000 000

Total prize pool for 2018-2019 Fortnite tournaments by Epic Games

Most popular mobile games by esports hours watched

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Arena of Valor logo

+148 000 concurrent viewers

Audience growth between international majors AoV World Cup and AoV International Cup

Most popular Charity marathons

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018

20 937 111

Hours watched

$2 295 190

Earned money
Summer Games Done Quick 2018

18 641 606

Hours watched

$2 168 913

Earned money
JINGLE JAM 2018

7 373 934

Hours watched

$3 307 929

Earned money
Z Event 2018

3 950 247

Hours watched

1 083 596

Earned money
ESA Summer 2018

2 829 962

Hours watched

$71 597

Earned money

$2 295 190

Donated during Awesome Games Done Quick 2018
Equal to 1125 Fieldworker monthly salaries in Doctors Without Borders

Statistics of tournament organizers by hours watched

Excluding game developers
Jan - JunJul - Dec
52 347 429
ESL
41 833 155
11 520 939
Garena
11 520 939
31 972 774
Starladder
5 017 385
13 951 374
DreamHack
20 950 769
7 424 006
Major League Gaming
3 713 010
2 606 242
AfreecaTV
2 453 214
22 811 552
PGL
32 309 535
18 665 373
Epic Esports Events
7 347 597
1 730 941
FACEIT
73 126 253
32 466 909
OnGameNet
33 758 653
49 625 015
ELEAGUE
5 965 976
4 377 925
Beyond the Summit
11 019 220
80 000 00053 333 33326 666 6660

Most popular teams by esports hours watched

Team Liquid92.8M
Team Liquid
Fnatic90.8M
Fnatic
Cloud957.6M
Cloud9
Natus Vincere55.7M
Natus Vincere
Virtus.pro49.3M
Virtus.pro
G2 Esports48M
G2 Esports
FaZe Clan45.5M
FaZe Clan
OpTic Gaming43.2M
OpTic Gaming
Astralis40.4M
Astralis
Evil Geniuses38.5M
Evil Geniuses
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Most popular Twitch categories

1.36B
Fornite
986.87M
LOL
481.1M
Just chating
473.84M
Dota 2
454.60M
PUBG
402.33M
CS:GO
358.15M
Hearthstone
302.58M
Overwatch
260.59M
WOW
147.40M
GTA
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1784735
E3 2018
1499076
Fortnite
1305861
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
1130028
League of Legends
1087222
Boxing Fight
826584
The Game Awards
780686
Dota 2
607657
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
602068
World of Warcraft
595571
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
2 000 0001 334 000668 0000
37396
Fortnite
15631
World of Warcraft
13323
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
8783
Red Dead Redemption 2
8093
Destiny 2
6460
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
5469
Fallout 76
5283
Monster Hunter World
5154
E3 2018
5021
God of War
40 00026 68013 3600
9102
Fortnite
2125
League of Legends
2016
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
1923
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
1293
Overwatch
1175
Red Dead Redemption 2
1036
World of Warcraft
994
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
884
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
769
IRL
10 000667033400

3 584 121

Twitch viewers simultaneously on 25 August, 2018 *
Equal to City of Los Angeles population
* This day was notable due to The Internatinal 2018 Grand Final and pirated Twitch streams of YouTube Boxing Championship Title match between KSI and Logan Paul

Most popular Twitch channels by hours watched

/riotgames103 248 269
/riotgames
/overwatchleague78 127 550
/overwatchleague
/gamesdonequick39 910 960
/gamesdonequick
/faceittv35 448 941
/faceittv
/beyondthesummit30 068 729
/beyondthesummit
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ninja239 906 685
/ninja
shroud102 796 732
/shroud
sodapoppin55 679 905
/sodapoppin
dakotaz52 279 789
/dakotaz
Tfue350 184 344
/Tfue
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Top channels by peak viewers

/eleaguetv1 130 760
/eleaguetv
/fortnited712 682
/fortnite
/ninja633 138
/ninja
/riotgames573 235
/riotgames
/twitch518 596
/twitch
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