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In January 2017,  Jens Hilgers published an updated version of his Esports Games Tier chart. It represents a classification of the top games in esports.  Note that games must exist for more than a year and show a stable fan & pro-player base to enter this list.

The Tier list presented below is based on 3 major variables :

  • MAUs : Monthly Average Users
  • Annual Prize Pool : the addition of all the major competition prize pool
  • Monthly Hours Watched : seems the data comes from Twitch mainly

In “TIer 1”, you’ll find the most prominent games on the esports scene. Nothing new here : League Of Legends, Dota 2, CS:Go, Hearthstone. According to its author, the main novelty comes from Overwatch. The new Blizzard’s games made it directly to Tier 2.

Will Overwatch enter the Tier 1 in 2018 ? Will a new game take that place ? We can’t wait to see what will happen this year!

Source : The Esport Observer 

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