Every month ESI, in collaboration with Esports Charts, delves into the world of esports viewership to highlight what audiences are currently watching, along with other emerging trends in the industry.
With Riot Games’ League of Legends ecosystem reaching its Spring season climax, records have been broken and the title continues to showcase its popularity. However, by the end of March, it was mobile esports that once again took the spotlight.
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang retains the top spot
For the second time in a row, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s MPL ID Season 9 was the most popular esports tournament of the month. Garnering an impressive 1.73m peak viewers, the Indonesian league continues to gain momentum ahead of its conclusion later this month.
According to Esports Charts, MPL ID Season 9 isn’t just the most popular esports event of the month, but the most popular of the year so far. This topples global events such as IEM Katowice (1.12m peak viewers), the PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2021 Finals (646,633) and the Six Invitational 2022 (272,714).
Overall, the competition has recorded an average viewership of 380,406, which is lower than MPL ID Season 8 (447,142). So, it’ll certainly be interesting to see if that figure increases as the competition gets closer to the final. Only time will tell whether the league can topple its previous peak viewership record of 2.39m.
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Finally, the title’s Indonesian league wasn’t the only Mobile Legends competition to be featured in Esports Charts’ viewership table. Finishing fifth, MPL PH Season 9 recorded 455,818 peak viewership, highlighting that Mobile Premier League’s esports ecosystem is more than just one region deep.
League of Legends remains strong
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