Wednesday April 13, 2016

Activision Blizzard Media Networks Announces Record Esports Viewership

So does anyone still think this whole eSports thing is just a fad? There is no denying that numbers like these are extremely impressive, especially considering we are talking about video game viewership. While I wouldn't start comparing it to the Super Bowl any time soon, 1.6 million concurrent viewers is nothing to sneeze at.

Activision Blizzard Media Networks, a division of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), today announced that Major League Gaming’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship (CS:GO Major) set new viewership records during its March 30 آ– April 3 broadcast from Columbus, Ohio. Audiences generated 71 million video views,1 watched a record-breaking 45 million hours of live broadcast2 and set a new record of 1.6 million concurrent viewers across OTT, web, mobile and in-game streaming during this year’s event.