Blizzard Entertainment’s hit free-to-play online digital collectible card game, Hearthstone recently held its competitive tournament, Grandmasters 2021. This brand new Premier League of Blizzard is conducted in three regions, Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. With a prize pool of $11,500 USD, the tournament follows the format of Round Robin for the group stage and Single Elimination during the Playoffs.
The Grandmasters 2021 Season 1 started on April 9th and ended on June 6th for all three regions. And with this, we have come up with a detailed analysis of the events along with the stats of the most popular matches. Take a look at the breakdown below.
Top matches of Grandmasters 2021 Season 1 Americas
Firstly, we will have insights on the Americas region where the chart was topped by the match of Eddie from Canada vs Lunalovee of America. The match managed to rack up 13K Peak Viewers, making it the most popular match of the entire Season 1 of Americas.
Followed by, DreadEye with Lunalovee once again, the difference is pretty less when compared to the popular one. To be exact, the difference accounts for only 652 viewers, which is not really huge.
Coming to the bottom of the list stands Fr0zen and NoHands with Peak Viewers of 12K, making a difference of 8.23% when compared to the first place. Also, NoHands managed to grab approximately 13K Peak Viewers while battling with Canada’s Monsanto.
Top matches of Grandmasters 2021 Season 1 Asia-Pacific
Next on the list is our details on the Season 1 of Asia-Pacific. While comparing the viewer’s statistics of the matches with the Americas, this region clearly has got more Peak Viewers. The most popular place is bagged by both Taiwanese players tom60229 and TIZS, with a whopping 17K Peak Viewers.
Followed by che0nsu and GivePLZ at the second with 17K Peak Viewers as well. But, considering the difference it is 1.21% only. Blitzchung has conquered a fourth and fifth place in the chart by battling with lambyseries and TIZS respectively. Accumulating 16K Peak Viewers respectively and the difference is only 2.65% between them.
Top matches of Grandmasters 2021 Season 1 EMEA
Lastly, the 2021 Season 1 of EMEA, which stands as the most popular region among the rest. We can clearly and confidently say that as it gathered the most Peak Viewers in the first place when compared to the other regional analysis charts.
This has remained in the top four positions with 19K Peak Viewers, making it the most popular match among all three regions. Whereas, Xblyzes vs Leta bagged the last spot in the chart with 15K Peak Viewers.
To sum up the matches statistics, matches in EMEA extended the highest Peak Viewers followed up by the region of Asia-Pacific and the Americas. So, to conclude this it can be said that the game isn’t that popular in the Americas, comparing EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
2021 Tournament Viewership comparison
Here comes our overall tournament’s viewership comparison of the all three tournaments which comprises of Asia-Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. Firstly, Grandmasters 2021 Season 1 Asia-Pacific gathered 1 million Hours Watched with 17K Peak Viewers in real-time, making it stand at the top of the chart.
On the second place we have, Grandmasters 2021 Season 1 EMEA, who managed to reach 997K Hours Watched, of course close to the chart topper, with only a difference of 1.48% and simultaneously Peak Viewers of 19K.
Last and the final one is of Grandmasters 2021 Season 1 Americas, which got concluded with 946K Hours Watched and 13K Peak Viewers, making it a strong competitor in terms of Hours Wacthed while comparing with the EMEA region.
Comparison of 2021 Season with 2020 Season
The final analysis in this article is about the comparison between the tourneys of 2021 and 2020 of all three regions. To start with, Grandmasters 2021 Season 1 Asia-Pacific and 2020 Season 1 Asia-Pacific didn’t have much to offer. To be exact, the latest season grabbed less Hours Watched and Peak Viewers while accounting a difference of 14.3% and a huge 34.28% respectively. The 2020 Season 2 of Grandmasters Asia-Pacific clearly surpassed the latest season in terms of Hours Watched and Peak Viewers.
The Grandmasters 2021 Season 1 Americas comparison with 2020 Season 1 Americas saw a significant growth of 13.69% in Hours Watched and 15.44% in Peak Viewers. Lastly, it is Grandmasters 2021 Season 1 EMEA which is performing quite well by having almost maintaing the numbers of other tournaments, during the match of Thijs vs Viper. Eventually we can add that, there’s no big changes, but average viewers numbers have increased for Asia and America, compared to 2020.
For now, that’s all about our analysis of Hearthstone’s Grandmaster Tournament. Be sure to subscribe to our social media and stay updated with the most interesting esports statistics there are. Also, don't forget to share your opinions and questions via our Discord server.