The third-most popular of the game’s competitive tournaments, the 2023 Apex Legends Global Series Championship, had a sizable audience, with peak viewing exceeding 590,000.
According to the esports statistics platform Esports Charts, this season-ending duel, which was held in Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, maintained an average audience of over 223,000 for the course of its exhaustive 47-hour duration.
Total Hours Watched Record
Peak viewership for Apex Legends still belongs to the ALGS: 2022 Split 2 Playoffs, which attracted a mind-blowing 676,600 viewers. When it comes to overall hours seen, the ALGS 2022 Championship from last year still holds the top spot with an incredible 11.3 million hours. In comparison, 10.6 million viewers watched the ALGS 2023 Championship.
Claiming victory this year was the North American esports juggernaut TSM, whose team walked away with a substantial prize purse of $600,000 (roughly £468,000). The majority of ALGS Championship’s viewership came from the streaming platform Twitch, with a peak audience of 465,300. Nevertheless, Apex Legends continues to command a significant presence on YouTube as well, with 124,400 peak viewers.
In terms of audience demographics, English and Japanese-language platforms continue to draw the largest crowds, with peak figures of 368,200 and 135,800, respectively.
This year, ALGS consolidated its international LAN events into a single country, with London, England hosting the ALGS Split 1 and 2 Playoffs, while Birmingham played host to the World Championship. Notably, the ALGS 2023 Championship coincided with the UK gaming festival, Insomnia, with both events offering mutual ticket discounts.
The choice to concentrate large tournaments within a single nation hasn’t had a negative impact on Apex Legends’ audience. In fact, based on total viewing hours, all three competitions are currently in the top five most-watched esports events for the game.
These outcomes highlight how popular Apex Legends is becoming as an esports event. It is important to note that the 2023 calendar fell short in various ways of the 2022 ALGS Championship and ALGS: 2022 Split 2 Playoffs in terms of metrics.
It will not be just Apex Legends which will establish London as the country’s esports capital in 2023. The Call of Duty Mobile World Championships and League of Legends’ MSI 2023 have both selected this venue to display their competitive gaming abilities.
Esports Betting: Riding the Apex Legends’ Popularity
It comes as no surprise that esports betting is experiencing the same surge in popularity as the Apex Legends Global Series Championship. Esports has quickly evolved from a specialized hobby to a popular entertainment phenomenon, grabbing the interest of both players and spectators as well as the gambling industry.
Apex Legends is the ideal setting for the world of esports betting. This competitive environment offers a wide range of betting options, from picking match winners to placing bets on individual performances and in-game statistics, reflecting the dynamic aspect of the game.
The future of esports betting looks limitless, ready to develop along with the continuously expanding audience, as the Apex Legends esports sector continues to experience extraordinary expansion propelled by record-breaking viewership.
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