Overwatch League Grand Finals Reached Nearly 11 Million Viewers
The grand finals captured a big audience.
Blizzard has released some key figures from this past weekend's Overwatch League Grand Finals--and they're huge. The event brought in 10.8 million viewers worldwide, Blizzard said.
The Grand Finals consisted of two matches in two days. To put the figure into perspective, 10.8 million viewers is more than total number of viewers for all of the Week 1 matches earlier in the year. For the important 18-34 demographic, the Finals attracted an "average minute audience" of 605,013. With rebroadcast figures added in, the average minute audience for both days was more than 1 million, Blizzard said.
The event was available to watch in lots and lots of locations, including Twitch and MLG, as well as broadcast TV in the United States on ESPN channels. Highlights of the tournament were shown on ABC. And in China, the matches were shown on ZhangQi TV, NetEase CC, and Panda TV. In South Korea, the finals aired on MBC.
The London Spitfire beat the Philadelphia Fusion 2-0 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York to win the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals.
While the first season has ended, there will be an All-Star Weekend event coming up later this month with some of the best players from the league facing off. In other Overwatch League news, the league recently added teams in Atlanta, Georgia and Guangzhou, China for the second season.
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