According to the Newzoo report, mobile eSports will reach the pinnacle of eSports shortly by subverting the dominance of PC gaming. Already in 2020 we have seen this trend grow dramatically in the next month the trend won?t change.
According to data collected by Newzoo there are 2.7 billion gamers worldwide, with 2.5 billion playing on mobile, 1.3 billion playing on PC, and 0.8 billion on console
Mobile eSports like PUGB Mobile and Garena Free Fire have started to get higher views than some of the most popular PC games like CS:GO and Dota 2. We are talking about two games that have a huge following in China and this explains the reason for this spike, but in general all around the world the mobiles games are growing and more and more fans are watching Mobile eSports.
According to Newzoo, this trend will continue to grow in the coming months, especially in China and in Asia and South America. CS:GO and Dota 2 are still superior in total hours watched but mobile games are growing and the figure should increase when Wild Rift competitions will begin, Riots Games mobile game that brings League of Legends to mobile.
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Other games such as Clash Royale, Call of Duty and Brawl Stars were very successful in 2020 and their growth will continue in the coming months. This will prompt some Triple-A studios to understand that there is a huge opportunity to add new revenue streams on mobile and will soon launch their new mobile game and soon all the big players will jump into the mobile world and literally blow up the market. In fact, at the moment no major production house has invested in the world of mobile games if we exclude Call of Duty and the arrival of Wild Rift
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Obviously, the growth is helped by the fact that 5G is now expanding more and more allowing gamers to play on mobile without any problem. At the end of 2021 only 16% of mobile phones (something more than 700 million) will be 5g-Ready from 5% at the end of 2020, but forecasts are that in 2021 as many as 43% of mobile phones will be 5g-Ready
The number 1 mobile game in North America?
With the Call of Duty League being the most popular esports in the United States, some industry experts predict that Call Of Duty Mobile will become the most played mobile esports in North America. It must be said that Activision has done a great job of bringing their title from Console to Mobile, without sacrificing quality. Many will likely try to follow this example.
The American market is certainly the most technically ready one with the best 5G network and ever-increasing coverage. But the Chinese one has a larger number of consumers.