Global eSports Viewership to Surpass 650M by 2023

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According to the research data examined and released by, the number of eSports audiences worldwide is expected to reach 495 million in 2020.

From the total number of audiences, it is expected that regular audiences will number 222.9 million in 2020. This shows substantial growth considered that in 2018 they were just 173 million regular audiences according to Statista.

US eSports Audiences Might Reach 57.2 M in 2020, China 162.6 M

Regular audiences will increase at a CAGR of 11.3% to reach 295.4 millionin 2023 On the other hand, periodic audiences will be 272.2 million in 2020. They will increase at a 9.6% CAGR to a total of 351.1 millionby 2023 The number of people mindful of eSports will also grow from 1.8 billion in 2019 to 2.0 billion in 2020. China will lead in this regard with 530.4 million people mindful of eSports.

According to Statista, the number of eSports audiences in the US in 2018 was 25.7 million. By 2023, it approximates that the number will reach 46 million. eMarketer anticipates that they will increase at a CAGR of 10.6% to surpass 35 million in 2020. Newzoo is, nevertheless, more positive, forecasting that they will number 57.2 million in 2020.

Especially, The United States and Canada accounts for a 12% share of the global audience. On the other hand, APAC holds a market share of over 50%. China leads in this regard and its audience might number 162.6 million in 2020.

The League of Legends (LoL) World Championship was one of the most viewed tournament in 2019. According to data released by Esports Charts, its semi- finals had a peak audience of 3.9 million audiences. During the final round on November 10, it had a peak of 44 million concurrent audiences. All in all, it had over 100 million audiences. LoL Worlds 2020 took off to a great start, with over 1.1 million audiences on day 1.

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Marques Daniel
Marques Daniel
I am the main reporter of Gaming Ideology. I love to play 2D Games like CupHead. I am working as a reporter for five years now and loves to provide gaming news to others.

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