The Call of Duty World League Championship was officially the most watched Call of Duty eSports event ever.
According to Activision the worldwide peak concurrent viewership for the CWL final beat the previous record by more than 40%, with more than 20 million views across all the weekend’s eSports activities.
While no specific numbers for the grand final, which saw Team EnVyUs beat Splyce 3-1 to become champions, were given it was certainly up there with some of the biggest eSports events of the year. Being broadcast in five languages will have helped with viewing figures, but this shows that finally, Call of Duty can compete with the big eSports when it comes to viewership.
Sunday’s Finals were the perfect conclusion to the biggest fan celebration in our history with Call of Duty XP and to the debut season of the CWL,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty, Activision. With over 1,000 teams participating from all over the globe, it came down to the final two elite squads, one from North America and one from Europe. It was an epic, raucous finale that capped an incredible weekend of action that was watched around the world by millions. We cannot thank the Call of Duty community enough for their support, it has been incredible all year long.”