Battlefy Releases eSports Statistics

Competitive gaming is growing everyday, and with huge tournaments happening on a regular basis now it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on. The team over at Battlefy, who runs their own eSports platform, has just released statistics for all you number fans out there. Here are the highlights for the competeive gaming scene:

Tournaments 2011 – 2014 

  • Number of tournaments in North America:
    • 2011:          8,809
    • 2012:        18,686
    • 2013:        33,636
    • 2014 (est): 47,500 

As you can see the scene is exploding and it’s time to start taking competitive gaming seriously. The fact that the champs of the recent Dota 2 tournament earned more than the winners of the Superbowl and World Cup is enough to turn everyone’s heads. Now, you may be sitting back in your chair, scratching your chain wondering what the games are everyone is playing. Well, here are the statistics:

Top 10 Games in eSports Tournaments in 2013 

Game
Tournaments
Players
League of Legends
7,565
578,730
Dota 2
5,012
329,090
FIFA (Series)
4,919
68,604
Pokémon (Total franchise)
3,604
50,403
Starcraft 2
3,104
39,067
Call of Duty (Series)
2,263
63,988
Counter-Strike
1,411
68,155
Street Fighter (Series)
656
9,456
Battlefield (Series)
226
13,146
World of Tanks
195
14,448
Total
28,955
1,233,087

Pretty interesting stuff. You can find out more here.

 

About Battlefy

Battlefy is a Vancouver-based company developing an eSports management platform with the same name as the firm.  The organization was co-founded by Jason Xu, a former eSports tournament organizer and competitive Starcraft player, in 2012.

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