The podium of the most viewed eSports of the year has been a surprise after Valve has decided not to continue with its Dota 2 competition schedule . Normally, we see games like Dota 2 and Fortnite among those that have the most views, but this year the coronavirus has affected competitions.
Despite this, the numbers in other major tournaments such as the League of Legends World Cup have been in the air. The first on the podium is Worlds 2020. Despite COVID-19, Riot Games organized the LoL World Cup in Shanghai, China and managed to exceed 139,000,000 hours seen from start to finish on all platforms according to Esports Charts.
The big surprise of the three most watched eSports of the year is Free Fire . The mobile Battle Royale organized its continental series and a record was reported in the Asian edition.
There they managed to reach an average of 2.5 million viewers in the grand final on November 29 according to Esports Charts. On average per day, more than 828 thousand viewers were reported.
Although Dota 2 has not been present, there is a Valve game on the list. CS: GO approached 18 million hours viewed in just one week of IEM Katowice 2020 competition . The Grand Final between G2 Esports and Natus Vincere exceeded one million spectators.
For now, Valve has not scheduled the Dota 2 World Cup and since the Professional Circuit has been canceled, there are no teams that reach the necessary score to qualify. The developer company will have to reorganize its eSports for 2021.