Esports continue to grow in popularity with each passing year and in that time period, certain games have cemented themselves as the most popular esports of 2020.
There’s no single definitive source or definition for what the most popular esports are. So when coming up with this ranking we used a variety of resources and statistics, and weighed factors such as esports hours watched, prize pools, number of tournaments, and overall popularity from sources Newzoo and Esports Charts.
Without further ado, let’s dive into some of the most popular esports right now in 2020.
11. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Most Popular Esports in 2020
Rainbow Six Siege continues to be among the most popular esports in the world. After nearly being left for dead years ago, Ubisoft has done an excellent job of supporting the game post launch and turning it into an entertaining esport and just a better game in general.
Last year saw the Six Invitational bring in a total prize pool of $2 million and often ranked in the top 10 for both esports hours and overall hours watched on Twitch according to Newzoo.
The reason it ranks towards the bottom of our list is that while it has a strong prize pool, and interest, its popularity is driven more by general streaming rather than specifically esports as compared to other games on this list.