Can we consider Overwatch League a success? Early numbers indicate it….what do the stats say?
According to new figures released by Activision, over ten million unique visitors tuned in to watch the competition as it played out over last weekend. The event boasted an average audience per minute of 408,000, and 280,000 for the week. Overwatch League didn’t do too shabby for itself in sales either — tickets to Blizzard Arena Los Angeles were sold out for the entirety of the opening week.
“We’re thrilled by the overwhelming response to the Overwatch League’s opening week of play,” said Pete Vlastelica, president and CEO of Major League Gaming (MLG). “But this is only the beginning. With more than 35 million Overwatch® players, the Overwatch League has the potential to become one of the most-watched leagues—of any kind—in the world.”
“Since we announced Overwatch League at BlizzCon 2016, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the day when the global competitive Overwatch community could come together under one banner,” said Nate Nanzer, Overwatch League commissioner. “Opening week was that coming-out party—for the fans, both in-person at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles and tuned in by the millions all over the world, and for the players, whose love for the game came through crystal clear.”
The first season of the Overwatch League will run until June, with playoffs and finals after that in July.
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