Halo World Championship 2017 Finals sets new digital viewership records
The numbers are in for the Halo World Championship Finals hosted by ESL. The HWC Finals were streamed on Twitch.tv, Twitter, Facebook, and Beam and brought in huge viewership for the tournament. With Twitter recently adding a live stream feature, ESL took advantage of the streaming tool to bring in more audiences to watch the tournament and it was a success. In an article written on xbox.com it states,
"The Halo World Championship 2017 Finals be ESL broke digital viewership records across the board. At its height, the broadcast reached more than 135,000 concurrent viewers across Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Beam. In addition, more than 13 million unique viewers turned in over the weekend to see competitive Halo played at the highest level across digital platforms. 10.3 million of these unique viewers watched the competition live on Twitter- a first time streaming destination for Halo esports. These metrics exceeded last year's tournament and make the Halo World Championship 2017 Finals the most watched digital broadcast in Halo esports history."
Optic Gaming took the crown at the tournament and winning the 500,000 first place prize. Hopefully, this will set up for even bigger numbers in next year's tournament.