With no live action on the field, fans are seeking out anything reminiscent of sports or with a hint of competition.
From The Last Dance to the NFL Draft, traditional sports are getting their share of viewers, but so too are several esports. Both the professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends leagues have had record-breaking numbers in recent weeks, according to The Verge.
Some notable CS:GO Season 11 numbers:
- 489,120 concurrent viewers across all platforms
- 113.2% increase in total viewers
- 215.5% increase in average minute audience
Meanwhile, League of Legends European Championship also broke its concurrent viewership record as 476,599 people watched a week-three matchup between the eventual finalists in the competition. In Champions Korea, the championship match for League of Legends drew a record-breaking 1,074,561 peak concurrent viewers.