M2 World Championship Shatters Viewership Records, Overtakes Dota 2’s The International
Millions of fans from Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines tuned in to see the just recently concluded M2 World Championship, which garnered more viewers than The International 2019 and IEM Katowice 2020.
The yearly competition, which can be considered as the World Cup of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, occurred at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore earlier this month and included a few of the very best teams in the world.
According to Esports Charts, despite being a mobile game, MLBB has actually ended up being one of, if not the most, popular esports titles on the planet.
In regards to peak viewership, the M2 World Champion easily overtook other traditional esports events like Dota 2’s The International 2019 and CS: GO’s IEM Katowice after tape-recording 3,083,245 peak viewers. It might be in 2nd place behind League of Legends’ Worlds 2020, however the gap is narrow.
This success can be credited to the enormous appeal of MLBB in the Southeast Asian area. Fifty percent of the M2 World Champion’s audience was made up of Indonesian-speaking audiences, followed by Myanmar (18%) and the Philippines (17%). English-speaking viewers consisted of only 8%.
Countless viewers were already tuning in to the M2 World Champion because Day 1. In the match between OMEGA and Indonesia’s RRQ Hoshi, more than 2.1 million people saw the tournament simultaneously.
That record was bested on Day 2 during the match between RRQ Hoshi and Burmese Ghouls from Myanmar, which was watched by 2.2 million viewers. That record was shattered when RRQ Hoshi was up to the Lower Bracket to handle Bren Esports – this match alone brought in 2.6 million viewers.
The grand last between Bren Esports and Burmese Ghouls itself collected more than 3 million viewers, making the M2 World Champion the 2nd most-viewed competition after PUBG Mobile Global Champion Season 0, which taped 3.8 million peak viewers.
According to Esports Charts, Facebook is still the platform of option for MLBB fans. The Burmese broadcast was without a doubt the most popular on Facebook with 918,000 peak viewers, which is a record for both the platform and language. Meanwhile, Indonesian studio NimoTV recorded 702,000 viewers at its peak.