In 2014, 250,000 concurrent viewers tuned in to the Intel Extreme Masters and people we hyped. 250,00 was no small number. This weekend over 1 million concurrent viewers watched Fnatic take this year’s IEM Katowice title over Ninjas in Pyjamas. Over 700,000 people tuned in on Twitch, while many more watched on the in-game client.
For Counter Strike such a record is something to hold proud.
eSports and viewings grows larger every year, CS:GO, League of Legends, DoTA, Starcraft and so on, each year rise in numbers.
As we sail through 2015, eSports will become more available, easily accessed, a larger following and better technology.
Congratulations Counter-Strike and IEM!