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Gfinity blows away targets with 58m viewers in 2015

British eSports organiser Gfinity has recorded 58.5m online views of their 2015 Championship Series, exceeding first year targets of 50m. The Gfinity Series, comprised of 23 weekly tournaments since March, was played across five eSports titles at the company’s dedicated eSports Arena in Fulham, London. September’s series finale, held at …

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Twitch hosted 21m unique viewers during E3 2015

Twitch has released an infographic showcasing the video broadcasting network’s viewer engagement during E3 earlier this month. The site brought in over 21m unique viewers throughout the week surrounding the event, with 840,000 peak concurrent viewers. That’s up significantly from 12m unique viewers and 400,000 peak concurent viewers last year. …

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1m tune in to ESL One Katowice Counter Strike final

Fnatic not only enjoyed a memorable victory at this year’s ESL One Counter Strike finals in Katowice, but it did so in front of a record online audience. The final of last year’s event was watched by 250k viewers. This year that number jumped to a massive 1m. Of that …

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Destiny attracts biggest Twitch launch audience of 2014

More people have watched streaming Destiny footage on Twitch in 2014 than any other new game launch. It was viewed nearly 20m times in its first week, with 5m unique viewers consuming nearly 240m minutes of gameplay. Our community has always blown us away with their desire to share, entertain, …

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eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

New numbers suggest the boom in eSports is showing no sign of abating. Gamasutra reports that IHS Technology data suggests 2.4bn hours of eSports were viewed throughout 2013. That’s nearly double the 1.3bn watched in 2012. Furthermore, it estimates that this will have climbed to 6.6bn hours by 2018, by …

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PS4 and PC title Daylight will let Twitch viewers add scares

Upcoming survival horror title Daylight is adding an extra layer of interactivity. The procedurally-generated game, due out on PS4 and PC on April 8th, will allow Twitch viewers to prompt certain in-game events via Twitch’s chat channels. Joystiq cites examples such as typing meow” to make corresponding sound. Every effect …

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Gaming star PewDiePie claims YouTube crown

Felix Kjellberg – aka PewDiePie – was the most watched person on YouTube in the second half of 2013. The divisive 24 year old Swede, who now lives in the UK and made his name thanks to a string of highly successful gaming videos, beat the likes of Miley Cyrus, …

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Twitch adds 15m viewers in just six months

The rise of Twitch isn’t new to anyone in the games industry. But the latest numbers are simply astronomical. Gamers are now watching over 12 billion minutes of Twitch content every month – a figure that has doubled since 2012. That’s an average of 106 minutes every day. But it’s …

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Defiance breaks SyFy records, reaches 1m registered players

Trion Worlds’ multiplayer online shooter Defiance is off to a strong start. The Defiance TV show, which will integrate with the game as the pair develop, has broken new records on its host station SyFy attracting 2.7m viewers for its debut episode. GameSpot reports that the show also became SyFy’s …

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Which game won the battle of the TV ads?

We reveal what TV viewers liked most about some of this season’s biggest games advertisements, including those for Skyrim, FIFA 12 and Modern Warfare 3. Ensuring a TV?campaign is seen by a large number of people doesn’t always guarantee strong sales. The creative content of a TV commercial needs to …

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