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The Esports Tournaments Catching Everyone's Attention

Esports is a growing business, and these are some of the tournaments that have caught the attention of viewers, and the world

With the growth of eSports changing the way people engage with games, it’s no surprise that some of the major tournaments for the big name games have managed to attract quite a lot of attention. Here are a few of the recent events that have drawn quite a lot of viewers.

League of Legends – The NA LCS Spring Split 2018


The NA LCS has been going strong for years now, and has managed to build it audience from almost nothing in 2013, to one of the biggest weekly tournaments in eSports today. With an average viewer number of over 191k, it’s pretty clear that fans want to tune in each week and see their favourite teams battle it out. You can check out the Official Schedule page for more information, here.

Dota 2 – ESL One Katowice 2018


Dota 2 doesn’t have a single weekly tournament, choosing instead to run a series of Minor and Major events where teams from across the globe can compete, not just for prize money, but also for championship points towards the ever popular event, The International. This recent Major featured an average viewer number of over 132k, with many fans tuning in to check out the best Dota 2 teams from across the globe. You can see a more detailed breakdown of the event, here.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive – IEM Katowice 2018


A long standing game in the halls of eSports, CS:GO has been one of the most celebrated and successful games out there, evolving to become a model of true competition. The recent tournament at IEM Katowice 2018 proved that fans are more than willing to tune in, even when the hours may not suit them. This even pulled in an average viewer number of over 158k, with many tuning in to see which regions teams would prove to be the best. You can see our coverage of the Grand Final here.

Overwatch – The Overwatch League Inaugural Season: Stage 2


One of the newest eSports out there, the Overwatch League has quickly risen to become one of the most watched competitions out there. Like League of Legends, Overwatch uses a weekly tournament style, with teams participating in a giant round robin each week. Putting up viewer numbers of over 136k, the Overwatch League is very quickly becoming a must see event, though not without its own controversies.

With so many different games to choose from, it’s hard to know which ones are the best to watch, but these games clearly show that quite a lot of people are more than happy to tune in and see their favourite pros performing well.

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