Viewing Figures of 2.8 million Announced for G2
Record figures for second Gfinity event surpasses leading professional sport
Last month’s G2 event welcomed 500 eSports fans for two days of heated competition between some of the world’s best Call of Duty: Black Ops II teams. All the action was streamed via MLG, Twitch and Gfinity’s own channels throughout the weekend.
Gfinity can now announce that G2 saw a 600,000 jump in the viewing figures across the channels from the first event in July. A whopping 2.8 million people tuned in to watch US team Complexity storm to victory, and a $30,000 prize.
This increase in viewership has resulted in G2 beating the figures of mainstream sports including those of Sky’s for this year’s Darts World Championship which came in at 1.3 million.
‘We’re incredibly proud of these figures’ said Paul Kent, Chief Operations Officer, for Gfinity. ‘The jump in viewers from the event in July show that the demand for European tournaments is growing, especially in the US. This is great news European based teams and fans alike. These are figures that mainstream sports would be jealous of and we look forward to welcoming even more viewers to the world of eSports at future events.’