Report: South-East Asia’s eSports gamers and viewers prefer a mobile-first experience

Although SEA’s most popular eSports titles still included industry favourites played on PCs like Dota 2, League Of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the two most-watched eSports titles were mobile games PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile (pic) and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. — Photo by SCREEN POST on Unsplash

As eSports rises to the mainstream in South-East Asia (SEA), both athletes and viewers are likely to experience the sport on their phones, according to a new report.

A white paper titled Games & Esports: Bona Fide Sports, produced by Chinese tech giant Tencent and video game market research firm Newzoo, found that 82% of the region’s total online population played mobile games, and 39% were mobile-first, doing the bulk of their gaming on mobiles.

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