M2 World Championship is the most-watched mobile esports tournament, with over 136 million views

Posted by Bryan Terng on March 1, 2021

The battle against the pandemic has been tipping more to our favour lately, and the success of the most prestigious world championship for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, the M2 World Championship, is evidence of that feat. It was the first-ever international esports event to take place successfully this year.

M2 enjoyed more than 136 million views across the world on eight live streaming platforms and two broadcast stations, including eGG Network (how can we not be included?), Facebook, Youtube Gaming, Nimo TV, TikTok, and Twitch. The MLBB world series had a total watch time of 42 million hours, and a reach that exceeds 500 million, making M2 the most-watched mobile esports tournament ever, according to Esports Charts.

Though the PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season Zero (PMGC 2020) had 3.8 million peak viewership, Daria Belous of Esports Charts explained that "mainly because it counted in-game spectators who collected prizes (in the) in-game client." More details on this will be shared by Esports Charts in the near future.

M2 is also the second most watched esports tournament, right behind Worlds 2020.

The most popular match of M2 was the finals - Burmese Ghouls vs Bren Esports, with as many as 3,083,245 peak concurrent users watching the epic finale, a 353% increase from last year's. After all, both of them had the highest hours watched during the competition.

M2 was held in Singapore, where 12 of the world's best MLBB teams battled for the US$300,000 prize pool, with Bren Esports laying waste to everyone and claiming the championship title.

M2 was organised by MLBB developer/publisher Moonton, and its resounding success was also made possible by their partnership with Singapore’s Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

For more details on M2's viewership, check out the Esports Chart website.

In the meantime, the next season of the MLBB Professional League Malaysia (MPL-MY) will arrive very soon on 12 March. Here's every team competing in MPL-MY Season 7.

Related: M2 Documentary Chronicles the MLBB Event From Start to Finish


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