PUBG Global Invitational.S is around the corner, but what should we expect from one of the most prominent tournaments in the discipline? Esports Charts has prepared an article about the Viewership stats of PUBG Continental Series 2020, including three series and charity events with a breakdown by regions to find it out.
The prize pool of each series amounted to $200,000. 24 teams in total participated in European tournaments: 12 teams were invited, and 12 qualified.
The second series of PUBG Continental became the most popular by Peak Viewers — 47K. Though Series 3 has overtaken it by two other metrics — Hours Watched and Average Viewers. We’ve analyzed series’ audience and found out that only 11,5% watched all three series. The majority of people (24,6%) only followed Series 1.
If we consider the growth of figures by days, the situation is quite classic: they always improve by the end of the events.
PUBG Twitch-channel became the most popular in the European region: it has contributed 52% to overall Hours Watched number of each event. Starladder_pubg_ru and PUBG Esports occupy the second and third spots.
English-speaking viewers brought in the biggest amount of Hours Watched for all four events of the PUBG Continental Series. Russian-speaking audience is right behind them.
In Europe, each series has its own winner. The first tournament won TSM, then FaZe Clan and Northern Lights celebrated their victories.
24 teams participated in the North American regional tournament. Series 3 is the most popular event in this region, with 402K Hours Watched and 21K Average Viewers. But Series 2 was the leader by Peak Viewers — 47,9K.
The region’s indicators are lower than the European ones. The Hours Watched gap of the most popular events concludes 59,6%. It’s not the first time when Europe overtakes North America: the same situation was in 2019.
Primarily the audience consisted mostly of English-speaking viewers, but Portuguese-speaking people joined the broadcasts, and during Series 3 they amounted to 2,3K Peak Viewers. PUBG remains the most popular channel — 41,7% of the total number of Hours Watched in all three tournaments.
Susquehanna Soniqs took first place in two out of three tournaments, and Shoot To Kill got first place in Series 1.
In Asia, only 16 teams participated, and its airtime was two times less than than the regions mentioned above. It showed one of the best results in the series, overtaking Europe.
The peak of Series 1 amounted to 78K people, but the last series is number one by Hours Watched and Average Viewers.
The Asian region was noted for the audience’s diversity because teams from Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong participated in the tournament. The game itself remains incredibly popular in these countries.
There were many official broadcasts in Asian languages, and PUBG Japan Twitch channel even managed to get to first place by Peak Viewers during Series 1. During the rest of the series, the championship returned to the main PUBG channel.
Korean-speaking viewers contributed an immense amount of Hours Watched for all three tournaments — 34,4%. Japanese-speaking audience got second place — 24% and English-speaking fans have 22%.
APAC has become the most popular region in the PUBG Continental Series.
Series 2 had the best performance — 1,2M Hours Watched and 118K Peak Viewers for 20 hours of airtime. In addition to English-speaking viewers, Thai and Vietnamese spectators watched the tournament. In Series 1, the channel of the news portal FPSThailand even gathered 20,4K Peak Viewers. The most popular channel remains the same: PUBG on Twitch.
Thai viewers contributed 42.9% to the total Hours Watched. They are followed by the Vietnamese: 32.5%.
PUBG Continental Series 2 Asia Pacific is leading by Hours Watched, Peak Viewers, and Average Viewers among all 16 events.
QConfirm became the winners of Series 1, Divine Esports became the leaders in the second stage, and Buriram United Esports won the third tournament.
PUBG Global Invitational.S: What, Where, When?
PUBG Global Invitational.S will be the final event in the 2020-21 esports season. It will involve 32 teams from all over the world, which will compete for $ 3.5 million.
The tournament will be held from February 2 to March 28 in a hybrid format. Western teams will come to Korea for LAN finals to avoid ping problems, while Asian teams will play from their own countries.
You can watch the live streams of the tournament on the official PUBG Twitch and YouTube channels. To not miss the statistics of the event, add PUBG Global Invitational.S to your favorites on our website, and also subscribe to our social networks.