Major League Gaming reports 334 percent growth in live video
Competition organiser and broadcaster reports 11.7 million unique online viewers for 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Championships online, compared to 3.5 million in 2011.
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The world of eSports looks set to continue to grow, if new stats from Major League Gaming are anything to go by. The company, which organises and broadcasts four events in the United States each year, has seen a 334 percent growth in the number of people watching its live video content, according to statistics released today. The broadcaster cumulatively received 11.7 million unique online viewers compared to 3.5 million in 2011, and 1.8 million in 2010.
MLG reported that those 11.7 million viewers were predominantly male (85 percent) and in the 18-34 age bracket (60 percent). The audience consumed over 15 million hours of live online video across the Pro Circuit weekends this year.
The MLG released an info graphic (at right) to show the breakdown of its current audience figures and demographics.