Cell Legends: Bang Bang’s ONE Esports MPL Invitational 2023 has turn out to be the least common MPL Invitational up to now after recording a peak viewership of slightly below 575,000.
The Southeast Asian occasion, which came about within the GBK Basketball Corridor in Jakarta, attracted a mean of 165,198 throughout its 51-hour airtime, according to Esports Charts.
This 12 months’s occasion was much less common than the primary ONE Esports MPL Invitational in 2020 (723,856 peak viewers), with the match’s 2021 version remaining the most well-liked invitational up to now. The match, which was held on-line, had a peak viewership of simply over 1,700,000 and a mean viewership of 341,464.
ONE Esports MPL Invitational 2023 was the primary occasion of its variety to be held offline. Furthermore, this 12 months’s version expanded even additional, that includes groups from North America, MENA and China.
The Cell Legends showcase was additionally the primary time a ONE Esports MPL Invitational topped a non-Indonesian staff with RSG Philippines successful the lion’s share of its $100,000 (~£80,000) prize pool. RSG Philippines took down fellow Filipinos, ECHO, within the Grand Closing.
Regardless of no Indonesian staff making the Grand Closing, Indonesian-language platforms had the most well-liked broadcasts with a complete peak viewership of over 300,000. This beat out Bahasa Malaysia (127,000) and English (120,000) language platforms. Indonesia is the title’s hottest area with its franchised league, MPL Indonesia, usually producing peak viewership figures above the two million mark. The county’s newest season is presently the fifth most-watched esports event of 2023.
It’s price noting that the occasion’s reputation in China can’t be absolutely documented provided that Esports Charts can not monitor viewership on Chinese language platforms.
In comparison with different common esports, Cell Legends: Bang Bang is exclusive in that undeniable fact that a big portion of its viewer base watches via TikTok. The positioning had a peak viewership of 207,000 for this occasion coming second solely to YouTube (309,000). This can be a large shift from its 2022 version which had a peak viewership of just about 500,000 on YouTube and barely over 100,000 for TikTok.
This esports calendar 12 months featured an enormous quantity of common Cell Legends: Bang Bang occasions, with the M4 World Championship amassing a peak viewership of over 4 million. Regardless of this occasion changing into the least common ONE Esports MPLI with regard to peak viewership, these numbers are nonetheless extremely promising when in comparison with different esports.