Playing computer and mobile games has never been as popular as it is today. Besides doing it as a hobby, some people make a living by competing against other players on their favorite computer or mobile game.
The eSports industry will soon surpass the $1B mark, despite all of the adverse events in 2020. Even though some of the world’s biggest tournaments got postponed (The International 10 for Dota 2), there were many online events that took place.
Apart from the things that happened with the most popular eSports titles, such as League of Legends, CS: GO, Overwatch, Dota 2, etc., Nostrabet reported a few intriguing facts about other eSports titles. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Mobile Gaming is on the rise
Smartphones changed many things in our lives, including our gaming habits. Instead of playing computer games, some people prefer using their handheld devices and have fun on the go.
There are various iOS and Android games out there, but only a few managed to become an eSport. For example, Free Fire (which was first released in 2017) became the most downloaded mobile game in the world in 2019, and it has over 100 million active players. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that there were all sorts of tournaments in 2020, some of which had millions of viewers.
Another mobile eSport that seems to have a bright future ahead of it is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. This has always been one of the biggest mobile games in terms of players and fans, and the MPL ID Season 6 proved it because it had more than 1.37M viewers.