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The Reason Of Why VCT Masters Reykjavík Viewed More Than MSI 2021



Riot Games’ League Of Legends have been increasing their viewership for the past four years dramatically, and the newest game of the company, Valorant, just passed the peak number of viewers that League Of Legends had.

In last month, both League Of Legends and Valorant esports scenes had their first international LAN events after a year. In fact, it was actually the first LAN event in the Valorant esports scene.

Royal Never Give Up, the winners of MSI 2021.

Mid-Season Invitational, which is the second-most important tournament in the League Of Legend international scene, had 492K peak viewers on the finals. On the other hand, VCT Masters Reykjavík had almost 700K peak viewers according to Esports Charts.

But what was the reason the game that released a year ago just passed the mighty League Of Legends esports scene in viewers? The first answer was obviously curiosity. The community didn’t know what they would see in the first LAN Valorant event, so it becomes much popular than regular tournaments.

On the other hand, MSI 2021 was lacking the most-watched teams in the League Of Legends teams that have huge fans around the world such as G2 Esports, T1, Team Liquid, Fnatic, and more.

Also, the finals in the MSI 2021 were between Chinese and Korean organizations, Royal Never Give Up and DAMWON Gaming, so it didn’t bring much attention to the casual players in North America and Europe.

Sentinels won the VCT Masters Reykjavík against Fnatic.

On the other side of the coin, Valorant’s first LAN and the biggest tournament was obviously so exciting for most people. In addition to that, the best teams around the world faced each other for the first time.

Also, North American and European teams faced each other in the finals. Therefore, it would be much expected to gain viewers in North America and Europe, and that’s why the viewership was higher in the Valorant scene.

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