Further to the announcement on 12 June 2015, Gfinity (AIM: GFIN), a leading eSports business, is pleased to announce that it has recorded 58.5 million online views for The 2015 Gfinity Championship series (“Gfinity Series” or “series”), exceeding its original target of 50 million.
The inaugural 2015 series comprised 23 weekly tournaments, held in the six month period from March to September 2015, primarily at the Gfinity Arena in Fulham, London and covered five major eSports titles.
These tournaments were streamed live on internet TV channels including Twitch, Gfinity.net and MLG.tv. The events, which were broadcast in 10 languages, were viewed in over 25 countries with viewers collectively watching in excess of 15.8 million hours of live content.
The series finale was the Gfinity Champion of Champions event, held at EGX, (the UK’s largest gaming festival held at the NEC in Birmingham) over the last weekend of September. This Champion of Champions event alone drew 8.75 million online views.
Neville Upton, Chief Executive of Gfinity, said: “Gfinity has quickly become regarded as one of the leading providers of eSports content. We are very pleased to have exceeded our target of 50 million views for the series, demonstrating our ability to attract the best players and talent and stage top quality eSports events. We look forward to continuing our rapid growth, within the fast developing global eSports industry and delivering equally compelling content and events in the future.”