The audience for eSports disciplines (August 2015 - June 2016)
19 July 2016
The well-known market research firm that specializes in e-sports has launched a new project: Research eSports audience Twitch. In it, she analyzes the professional views on the popular streaming platform during competitions, tournaments and eSports events, but excluding data on individual channels of pro-gamers. Coverage of the study - 26 countries in the context of games League of Legends, DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. These are views from August 2015 on June 2016.
Most viewed event was the World Championship in League of Legends World Championship 2015. The tournament was held from 1 to 31 October 2015. Prize pool: $ 2,130,000 dollars. The audience at Twitch in October amounted to 60 million hours. Total League of Legends viewers watched the last 11 months, nearly 264 million hours. This is the most watchable game of eSports!
CSGO pleased its fans in August 2015 during a tournament ESL One Cologne in 2015 to 40 million hours of viewing. Counter-Strike was also popular on Tiwtch from March to April 2016 during MLG Major Columbus 2016. Total Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was viewed by fans during this period 229.2 million hours. DOTA 2 - 201.3 million hours..
The Manilla Major, ESL One Frankfurt and qualifying for the 2016 The International made a hit in June 2016 month for doters. June 2016 - the hit-month of DOTA 2 of the rating.
Also, the company has made a rating of the top 10 games for June 2016. This index is compiled from screenings eSports tournaments Twitch site.
We have already seen that in June 2016 was not weak month for DotA. Those esports game events plus Epicenter DotA tournament gave the highest rating in May 2016 - 32.9 million hours. League of Legends is inferior to the 26.6 million hours.
However, if you add on cyber and conventional broadcast strimerskie then League of Legends will be on the first place with 81.5 million hours, which is longer than the pillboxes with 56.6 million hours. In CSGO - 36.2 million hours (3rd place). Hearthstone - 4th place with 35.4 million hours. StarCraft II - 5th. He looked at a total of 3.7 million hours. As you can see, the audience watching Twitch StarCraft II is much less than other popular esports games.
Do not forget that on August 3 starts the new champ on DotA - The International 6. To date, the tournament prize pool of $ 17,991,680 dollars.