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ELEAGUE announces numbers from Major; grand final had a total reach of more than 3.6 million, including 1.8 million first-time ELEAGUE viewers

(Editor’s note: ELEAGUE’s initial release cited the grand final as having a “total reach of more than 3.6 million viewers.” It’s important to note that total reach is considered the number of viewers who tuned in for at least one minute of continuous telecast at some point during the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. window on TBS.)

ELEAGUE released Friday a handful of numbers and statistics from the weekend’s ELEGUE Major, most notably that the grand finals had a total reach of 3.6 million, with 1.8 million of them being first-time ELEAGUE viewers.

Turner Sports and WME|IMG’s ELEAGUE boasted record “consumption and engagement” among Counter-Strike Majors, with Sunday’s grand final between Astralis and Virtus.Pro setting an all-time Twitch channel record with more than 1 million concurrent streams, according to a news release. Viewers watched more than 2.4 billion minutes across Twitch, TBS (which broadcasted the grand final), YouTube and GOTV.

ELEAGUE’s Twitch channel (ELEAGUE TV) was ranked No. 1 on Twitch for al seven days of the Major, according to the release. The Major also had 60 million video streams across all platforms, more than 45 million social impressions on Twitter and Facebook, and more than 2.6 million video views on Facebook and Twitter.

The TV ratings for Sunday’s Major final came out earlier in the week, with ShowBuzzDaily reporting a 0.15 rating, with 228,000 viewers and 144,000 of them in the adult 18-49 demographic.

Cover photo courtesy of Turner Sports/ELEAGUE


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