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