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The Apex Legends Global Series 2023 Championship is the competition’s third most popular event after recording over 590,000 peak viewers.
This year’s esports event was eventually won by North American esports organisation TSM, with its team securing $600,000 (~£468,000) in prize money as a result. Most of ALGS Championship’s viewers came from Twitch, with a peak of 465,300. However, the Apex Legends audience continues to attract a significant portion from YouTube as well (124,400 peak).
In terms of audience demographics, English and Japanese-language platforms continue to perform the highest, garnering peak figures of 368,200 and 135,800 respectively.
This year ALGS hosted all three of its major LAN international events in one country, with London, England being the home ALGS’ Split 1 and 2 Playoffs whilst Birmingham held its world championship. The ALGS 2023 Championship also took place alongside UK gaming festival Insomnia. ALGS and Insomnia offered ticket price discounts to each other’s events.
The decision to host its major events in one country seems to have not impacted Apex Legends when it came to viewership. In fact, all three events are amongst the game’s top five most-watched esports tournaments by total hours watched.
These results also continue to show promising signs for Apex Legends’ popularity as an esports spectacle. However, it is important to note that its 2023 calendar was unable to outperform the 2022 ALGS Championship and the ALGS: 2022 Split 2 Playoffs in some metrics.
Apex Legends is one of many esports titles that have made England, in particular London, its home for 2023. League of Legends’ MSI 2023 and the Call of Duty Mobile World Championships are among some of the events being showcased in London.
Tom has been part of Esports Insider’s team since October 2020 and is currently the platform’s Editor. When not playing Football Manager, he enjoys reporting on the mobile esports scene as well as the betting sector.