Mobile eSports games grew by a rate of 27.5% in 2019, generating $19.5 billion in revenue, up from $15.3 billion the previous year.
So finds research data analysed and published by SafeBettingSites.com, which finds that mobile eSports most popular game garners 11 million views in 2019, 11 times higher than in 2018.
Considering that in 2018 PC eSports games generated $16.1 billion, it is apparent that mobile eSports games are on track to outpace them.
A similar trend is evident with regard to mobile gaming in general. According to Newzoo, mobile gaming yielded $68.5 billion in 2019 and by 2020, it is expected to reach $77.2 billion. The same report predicts that by the end of 2020, PC gaming will have a revenue share of 23%. Comparatively, mobile gaming will have a 46% share. By 2022, mobile games will account for over half of all gaming revenue.
PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular titles in the space, well illustrates the incredible growth of mobile eSports. In 2019, the PUBG Mobile Club Open tournament got a whopping 11 million views. This was 11 times higher than the previous year. Another popular game, Call of Duty Mobile got more than 172 million downloads in the first two months of release.
Malaysia and Singapore are among the market leaders in the mobile eSports revolution. Mobile gaming revenues in Malaysia grew by $100 million in 2019, overtaking PC’s $35 million growth. Similarly, Singapore saw an increase of $35 million between 2017 and 2019, surpassing PC gaming, which only had a $5 million increase.
Overall, emerging markets in Southeast Asia are at the forefront of the upsurge in mobile eSports. According to Newzoo, the region had a CAGR of 24% while LATAM had 17.9%