2019 is the year that mobile esports explode with games that are both fun and competitive. Tournaments happened all year round with prize pools of up to millions of dollars. These tournaments not only attract the best teams around the world to put on a great show but also attract a lot of viewers. According to YouTube's record, 4 out of 10 most-watched games on YouTube are mobile esports games. They are PUBG Mobile, Brawl Stars, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Free Fire.

4. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang has similar gameplay to League of Legends but with shorter matches

The first one on the list is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is a MOBA game on mobile devices, developed by Shanghai Moonton Technology. It was released in 2016 and quickly became popular in the South East Asia region.

The gameplay of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is fairly similar to games such as DOTA 2 or League of Legends. 10 players split into 2 teams of 5 players and try to destroy the other team's base. Each player in a team will fill a role that responsible for different tasks in the games. There is a total of 6 roles in the game: tank, assassin, marksman, fighter, support, and mage. Each game normally lasts around 15 minutes, which is perfect for a quick match when you have little time.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is now available for free on both Android and iOS with in-game purchases.

3. Brawl Stars

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Brawl Stars is fun to play while it can also be very competitive

Brawl Stars is a free-to-play mobile game released by Supercell in 2017. It is a top-down shooter game where your main aim is usually to take down enemies' health to zero. There are various types of brawlers in the game for you to choose from, each has their own unique abilities, strengths. As you attack and hit opponents with your character, you will build up the charge for your "Super" ability, which is an attack that is much more powerful than your normal attack. Each character also has a passive ability called "Star Power," which can be unlocked through Brawl Boxes in the game or the shop when the character is at the maximum level.

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Brawl Stars World Championshi[ features a $250,000 prize pool
The game provides players multiple modes, each with a different ruleset and goal. In Bounty mode, players focus on collecting as many stars as possible while trying to destroy enemies. In Heist mode, players try to steal loot from the safe of the other team while protecting their own safe. In Gem Grab mode, the team to collect 10 gems first is the winner. The last one is the Showdown mode, which is basically a battle royale mode of 10 players.

Brawl Stars offers players fun, simple gameplay, yet very competitive at the same time. The game quickly gained the attention of players around the world at its official launch and started to have many international competitions with high stakes soon after.

Brawl Stars is now available for both Android and iOS for free with in-game purchases.

2. PUBG Mobile

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PUBG Mobile allows everyone to try the battle royale experience of PUBG

Coming up next is PUBG Mobile, the battle royale title game base on its original PC version. The game will throw you into a huge island with another 99 players to look for weapons, loot and become the last man standing. With a great concept, graphics, and mechanics the game soon become one of the most popular battle royale games on mobile, especially in Asia. Apart from attracting mobile players, PUBG Mobile also allows users to play the game on PCs using emulators. PUBG was the only battle royale back then but it was too demanding for most PCs to run. That why PUBG Mobile is the perfect alternative for any player who wants to experience the original battle royale concept of PUBG.

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The PMCO Fall Split 2019 winner - Bigetron Esports

PUBG Mobile was developed by Tencent, who continuously releases new content for the game every month and brings players events with many exclusive rewards. The esports scene of PUBG Mobile is very active with frequent tournaments around the year such as PUBG Mobile Club Open, PUBG Mobile Star Challenge, PUBG Mobile India Tour,... All these tournaments had really big prize pools, which help the game become more popular and attract the best players to join.

PUBG Mobile is currently available for both Android and iOS for free with in-game purchases.

1. Garena Free Fire

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Garena Free Fire hit the right spot of the market, which make the most popular mobile esports of 2019

Garena Free Fire is one of the earliest battle royale game on mobile. It was developed by a Vietnamese studio called "111dots" and published by Garena. The full version of the game was released on December 4, 2017. Inspired by the battle royale game PUBG that was released earlier that year, the game features shorter battle royale matches with smaller maps and fewer players per match. The principle and gameplay of the game are fairly similar to PUBG. Players will drop themselves into an island and find loot the defeat all other players.

Garena Free Fire was the most downloaded game in 2018 and won the "Best Popular Vote Game" award of Google Play that year. The game has decent graphics that are suitable for most mobile devices, which is perfect for the Asia market. The game made the right choice to prioritize performance over graphics which help it to surpass its competitor rule of Survival at the time.

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The game focuses more on performance than visuals

As of now, the game has more than 450 million players and made more than $1 billion gross worldwide. The esports scene of the game is also well done with millions of viewers watching from all around the world. The latest tournament of the game was the Free Fire World Series 2019, which has a prize pool of $400,000.

According to YouTuber, Garena Free Fire has 29.9 Billion views in total in 2019 and is the 4th most viewed game on YouTube, only lose to GTA V, Fornite, and Minecraft.

PUBG Mobile is currently available for both Android and iOS for free with in-game purchases.