Spring has been an action-packed time for esports leagues across the world. While Counter Strike: Global Offensive witnesses a boost in viewership with the start of the ‘New Challenger’ phase of StarLadder Major Berlin. The second quarter of 2019 has seen tournaments such as Dota 2 MDL Disneyland Paris Major; the Hearthstone World Championship 2019 as well as huge League of Legends leagues in several regions. The biggest buzz was generated by the third stage of the Overwatch League and the 2019 Call of Duty World League.
Even with so many large tournaments globally, according to TEO Access, The International 2019 (TI9), an annual Dota 2 World Championship esports tournament hosted by Valve Corporation manages to see Dota 2 produce the most watched hours of any game in a single week on Twitch this year with over 30M hours watched.