Dota 2 The International Hit Over A Million Concurrent Viewers
Dota 2′s The International drew over a million concurrent viewers over the weekend, Valve has announced. The company revealed that the grand final drew over a million concurrent viewers, who tuned in through Twitch, GameFly, and Valve’s in-game streaming service in Dota 2.
GameSpot reports that the all time concurrent viewership record for an eSports event is League of Legends’ 1.1 million during the Series 2 championship final. So while Valve may have gotten over a million concurrent views, League of Legends still holds the world record—if only by an inch.
The International is a Valve-run championship series for Dota 2, which culminated in finals held in Seattle over this past weekend. Swedish team Alliance won the championship, and $1.43 million in prize money, thanks in part to an enormous prize pool funded by the sales of the Dota 2 Compendium.