Every year, the gaming industry keeps growing bigger and bigger in terms of scale, prize pool, and the number of viewers. Esports events, including tournaments and conferences, are now just as big as other international sports events with millions of interested viewers and big sponsors. With the development of streaming platforms such as Twitch and YouTube, everyone can easily watch these events from home for free with a computer and an internet connection. Of course, there are events that attract more people than others becasue they have huge entertainment value and important announcements.

Here is the list of all the most viewed gaming events of 2019.

7. BlizzCon 2019 Opening Ceremony (1.2 million concurrent viewers)

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BlizzCon is where Blizzard announces all their big plan in the future

BlizzCon is the most important event of Blizzard every year. This is where Bizzard announces their most important games, plans and holds the world championship of Overwatch and Hearthstone. If you are a fan of Blizzard or any of their games, this is the one convention that you wouldn't want to miss.

In this year BlizzCon, Bizzard announced lots of big news with Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and updates for other games with up to 1.2 million concurrent viewers at one point.

However, one of the reasons for this insane number of viewers was because of the recent BliztChung controversy, in which Blizzard banned the Hearthstone streamer for promoting the HongKong protest on stream during a tournament.

6. Nintendo E3 2019 (1.4 million concurrent viewers)

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E3 2019 got many huge announcements

Every year, E3 is one of the biggest gaming conventions in the world where all the big studios and developers such as Square Enix, Bethesda,... announce their upcoming games.

At E3 2019, we got lots of great announcements that fans have been waiting for a long time such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Cyberpunk 2077, Doom Eternal, and many more.

5) Mid-Season Invitational 2019 (1.7 million concurrent viewers)

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The Mid-Season Invitational 2019 was an important tournament of League of Legends

League of Legend has been the attraction for lots of gamers around the world, even for people who don't really play the game, so it is understandable that there were so many people watching the tournament.

The Mid-Season Invitational 2019 was pretty much a world championship in the middle of the year to see which team was the best at that time so it attracted all the best teams in the world to the event and huge media coverage.

4. The International 2019 ( 1.9 million concurrent viewers)

The International 9 featured a $34 million prize pool, breaking all the records

The International is the conclusion of DOTA 2 esports every year, where the best DOTA 2 teams in the world fight against each other to win the Aegis of Immortal and become the best DOTA 2 team in the world.

The tournament features an enormous amount of prize pool that breaks all the records every year. The International 9 had a total prize pool of more than $34 million, $9 million more than last year. It also broke the viewer record as the most-watched DOTA 2 event ever.

3. Free Fire World Series 2019 Rio (2 million concurrent viewers)

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Free Fire is the most popular battle royale mobile game in the world

Free Fire is no doubt the most popular mobile esports in the world right now. It was the top 4 most-watched game on YouTube in 2019 with 29.9 billion views.

The Free Fire World Series 2019 was held in Rio with 12 top teams from all around the world fighting each other to be the last survivor. Team Corinthians took down all other teams in the end and earned the 1st place with $200,000 cash prize.

2. Fortnite World Cup 2019 Finals (2.3 million concurrent viewers)

The 16-year-old kid who won $3 million

With a huge number of players that are mostly kids and teenagers, the Fortnite World Cup 2019 easily became one of the most anticipated tournaments in the world.

The 16-year-old kid Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf has won the Finals and earned himself the top prize of $3 million, which you might have heard somewhere since it was all over the news at the time.

1. League Worlds 2019 (4 million concurrent viewers)

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League World is the most-watched gaming event of 2019

As the final and the biggest League of Legends tournament of the year, League Worlds 2019 was the most viewed gaming event of 2019 with up to 4 million concurrent viewers. It was held in 3 European cities with the Grand Finals held in Paris. FunPlus Phoenix crowned as the world champion and took home $800,000.