Number of unique viewers of selected eSports tournaments worldwide from 2012 to 2017 (in millions)

Leading eSports tournaments worldwide 2012-2017, by number of unique viewers The statistic present information on the number of unique viewers of selected eSports tournaments worldwide from 2012 to 2017. According to the data, the 2017 Intel Extreme Masters Katowice held in Poland, was the most watched eSports event, with a recorded 46 million unique viewers. The event included competitions in Counter Strike, League of Legends and Starcraft. The second most viewed tournament was league of Legends World Championship in October 2016 , with 43 million unique viewers.
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Number of unique viewers in millions
Intel Extreme Masters Katowice (2017) 46
Lol World Championship (2016) 43
CFS World Championship (2017) 37
Lol World Championship (2015) 36
Intel Extreme Masters Katowice (2016) 34.08
Lol World Championship (2013) 32
DreamHack Masters Malmö (2017) 31
ESL One Cologne (2015) 27
Lol World Championship (2014) 27
DreamHack Cluj (2015) 25.09
ESL One Hamburg (2017) 25
ESL One New York (2016) 20
The International (2014) 20
Intel Extreme Masters Oakland (2017) 10.8
ESL One Katowice (2015) 8.78
Gfinity Championship Series (2015) 8.75
Intel Extreme Masters Sydney (2017) 8
Intel Extreme Masters San Jose (2014) 4
ESL One Cologne (2014) 2.95
WoT World Championship (2015) 2.6
EVO (2013) 1.7
Formula 1 eSports Series (2017) 1.16
Number of unique viewers in millions
Intel Extreme Masters Katowice (2017) 46
Lol World Championship (2016) 43
CFS World Championship (2017) 37
Lol World Championship (2015) 36
Intel Extreme Masters Katowice (2016) 34.08
Lol World Championship (2013) 32
DreamHack Masters Malmö (2017) 31
ESL One Cologne (2015) 27
Lol World Championship (2014) 27
DreamHack Cluj (2015) 25.09
ESL One Hamburg (2017) 25
ESL One New York (2016) 20
The International (2014) 20
Intel Extreme Masters Oakland (2017) 10.8
ESL One Katowice (2015) 8.78
Gfinity Championship Series (2015) 8.75
Intel Extreme Masters Sydney (2017) 8
Intel Extreme Masters San Jose (2014) 4
ESL One Cologne (2014) 2.95
WoT World Championship (2015) 2.6
EVO (2013) 1.7
Formula 1 eSports Series (2017) 1.16
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The statistic present information on the number of unique viewers of selected eSports tournaments worldwide from 2012 to 2017. According to the data, the 2017 Intel Extreme Masters Katowice held in Poland, was the most watched eSports event, with a recorded 46 million unique viewers. The event included competitions in Counter Strike, League of Legends and Starcraft. The second most viewed tournament was league of Legends World Championship in October 2016 , with 43 million unique viewers.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2012 to 2017
Supplementary notes
* The source does not provide the exact number of viewers, the figure presented as "less than one million".
The figures for championships held in years prior to 2015 can be found here.

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