The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) M2 World Championships concluded last January, and it looks like it exceeded expectations. The numbers are finally in, and it received over 136 million views across eight live streaming platforms and two broadcast stations.
This year saw an exponential rise in views, which saw a total watch time of 42 million hours. Platforms such as Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Facebook, Namo TV, and Tiktok all streamed the tournament, and this just highlights the popularity of Mobile Legends Bang Bang. And it looks like Indonesia was really into the game, as Indonesians took 42.16%4 of the total views. Exceeding a reach of 500m across MLBB’s official platforms, M2 was the highest watched mobile gaming esports tournament. The match between Burmese Ghouls and Bren Esports was the mostwatched fight which saw peak concurrent users6
(PCU) at 3,083,245, up 353% from last year. The average concurrent users (ACU) peaked at 689,737, up 316% from the year before.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, the tournamentn concluded with resounding success. With Singapore acting as the venue, it saw 12 teams compete for a prize pool of USD 300,000, with Bren Esports ultimately winning it all. The viewership figures for M2 reflect the strong growth and interest for esports, and momentum for the game will continue on with the upcoming MPL tournaments.
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Source: Press Release