2020 has been a pretty challenging year for esports due to the COVID pandemic. Social restrictions have caused a lot of tournaments to be either canceled, postponed, or turned into online events. Free Fire's biggest event of the year, the Free Fire World Championship, has to be cut into 3 smaller regional online series. Connection speed has always been the greatest barrier for online tournaments... and there is no way to host an international league between continents.

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In this article, we are going to list out the top 5 most popular Esports Tournaments this year. This list is going to be divided into 3 categories: hours watched, peak viewers and average viewers.

Hours Watched

League dominated this category... as its tournaments have a lot of matches, much more than other games like Free Fire or PUBG. The top 4 most-watched tournaments are from LoL (Worlds 2020, LCK Spring, LCK Summer, and LEC Summer)... with World having a whopping 139.86 million hours watched.

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PUBG Mobile's World League East is the only mobile game managed to get into this list, with 37.33 million hours. This is still a great improvement over last year.

Peak Viewers

This category is also dominated by LOL Worlds. It claims the top with 3.88 million concurrent watchers in the final match, as Damwon Gaming from Korea claimed the grand title. Mobile gaming claimed everything but the first position, however. Indian Free Fire community has contributed greatly to this result.

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Free Fire Continental Series Asia and Americas have claimed the 2nd and 3rd position, with 2.5 million and 1.7 million peak viewers, respectively. Free Fire League Clausura (Latin America region) is 5th. the last position belongs to Mobile Legends Indonesia season 6.

Average Viewers

The LOL World tournaments won again in this category, with 1.1 million viewers average. FFCS Asia and America were close behind, taking 2nd and 3rd spots with 827.3k and 796.3k each. Free Fire Copa America ended 4th. Overall, it can be said that Free Fire is the most popular mobile esports in the world currently.

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