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Esports viewership breakdown with Esports Charts: October 2021 – Esports Insider

Summary

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.

October saw the conclusion of Dota 2’s The International, as well as the commencement of the League of Legends World Championship and CS:GO’s PGL Major. With three major events occurring last month, how have the tournaments performed? 

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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.

October saw the conclusion of Dota 2’s The International, as well as the commencement of the League of Legends World Championship and CS:GO’s PGL Major. With three major events occurring last month, how have the tournaments performed? 

League of Legends takes the top spot

Despite only recently concluding in November, League of Legends’ World Championship was the most popular esports event in October. The tournament secured a peak viewership of over 3.5m (excluding Chinese figures) during the BO5 semi-finals between T1 and Damwon Kia. 

According to Esports Charts, the semi-final matchup recorded greater viewership than the 2017 and 2018 World Finals, which secured around peak viewers. Moreover, 2020’s highest viewed semi-final match-up, between G2 Esports and Damwon Korea, only recorded a viewership of 2.7m viewers.

The Worlds Championship has already concluded, with the overall tournament recording a peak viewership of just over 4m. Whilst there are still events to be settled, it is highly likely that League of Legends’ most viewed event will remain at the top spot for two months in a row. 

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Dota2 makes an impact

Dota2’s The International 10 was recorded as the second most popular esports event, according to peak viewership, with 2.7m individuals tuning in to see the grand final between PSG.LGD and Team Spirit.

Similarly to League of Legends’ statistics, these figures should not go unnoticed. According to Esports Charts this is the most viewed Dota2 event in the title’s history. TI10 beat the previous viewership record, which was at The International 2019, by over 700,000 viewers. 

Not only does this highlight how viewers missed The International, with the title having to be postponed last year due to the pandemic, but it further showcases the game’s growth within esports. As of writing, four of the top 10 most viewed Dota2 events occurred in 2021. This includes the WePlay AniMajor (645,141), ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021 (597,732), The International 10 Western Europe Qualifier (546,300) as well as TI10. 

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What’s also interesting to note is that TI10 recorded the most Russian (1.2m) and English (1.03m) speaking viewers for the month. One notable entry on the English speaking table was the FIFA 22 Challenge, which was the fifth most viewed for English viewers last month.

Mobile esports still remains relevant

Despite not having a major international event this month, mobile esports managed to still feature two titles in …….

Source: https://esportsinsider.com/2021/11/esports-viewership-breakdown-with-esports-charts-october-2021/