2019 was undoubtedly a big year for mobile esports, with a viewership of stadium events crossing the million mark in multiple tournaments. As a result, mobile games have established a solid footprint in the esports ecosystem, though they’re still miles from being where they can be. For games like Free Fire and PUBG Mobile, last year was just the beginning, having started the year by encouraging their huge player base to continue being passionate about esports.
Here are the top four mobile esports games you don’t want to miss in 2020.
Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile
Unlike most games on this list, PUBG has already unveiled its esports plans for this year. Their 2019 Mobile Club Open was greatly successful in viewership and engagement, with the Spring Split Global final being the most-watched annual event after recording 596,824. The game’s event also had a huge concurrent viewership of 221,491 people. Of course, the franchise will carry this momentum into 2020.
In 2020, PUBG mobile esports will have lots of opportunities for everyone, starting with the campus championships for amateurs to the World League for professional players. PUBG Mobile will also launch their Pro League this year in the Americas, Southeast Asia and South Asia.
Call Of Duty: Mobile
Since its first release in 2003, Call Of Duty has grown to become a personal favorite for many esports lovers at Betway88. In fact, it’s among the most popular titles at the Betway esports offerings, attracting thousands of punters daily. More importantly, the manufacturer released a mobile version a few months ago, aiming to increase the game’s access to its fans.
Though it might be a bit soon to speak of the game’s esports scene, the number of community tournaments indicates that fans want to see esports performances from the game. Garena is also starting to take note of this after releasing the mobile game in Southeast Asia.
Free Fire was the biggest mobile esports game last year in terms of viewership. The game creator, Garena unveiled their first international esports tournament early in the year, with the events held in Bangkok, Thailand. The game’s world cup averaged 600,000 viewers, with over a million people watching at peak periods.
With success built up during the World Cup tournament in Bangkok, Free Fire organized regional leagues Worldwide. Even better, the game’s viewership records rose to over 2 million viewers at peak and about 1.2 million people on average. Garena hasn’t unveiled any plans for this year, but the community’s passion towards the game is clear.
LOL: Wild Rift
While the game is yet to hit the market, Riot promised that the game would be available in 2020. However, there are several leaks showing footage of the gameplay on the internet already and it’s quite similar to the desktop version. As such, speculating about its esports scene might seem too far-fetched, but it’s unlikely that Riot won’t attempt to steer it towards that direction. However, fans will have to wait until the official release of the game.