StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm launch show attracts 1.1m viewers on Twitch

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The world of eSports is once again demanding attention after Blizzard's StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm attracted some impressive numbers.

The game's 21 hour launch broadcast from the Major League Gaming Pro Circuit Winter Championship on Twitch attracted over 1.1m viewers. Concurrent viewers hit a high of over 157k.

Blizzard has also confirmed sales of 1.1m units for the game in its first 48 hours.

We want to thank the global StarCraft community for the incredible passion and support they've shown for Heart of the Swarm,” Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime stated.

In addition to a brand-new single-player campaign, we added a ton of enhancements with this expansion to make StarCraft II even more fun to play, and more exciting to watch. We're pleased to see gamers and eSports fans around the world enjoying Heart of the Swarm.”