Today Major League Gaming announced the viewer numbers from their recent Raleigh event. Breaking previous MLG records, MLG Raleigh pulled “an all-time high 138,000 peak concurrent online stream viewers.” These viewers spanned 173 countries and consumed more than 3 million hours of video throughout the weekend.
What makes this all that much more amazing is that MLG was able to provide uninterrupted, 720p HD footage all weekend while Hurricane Irene was ravaging the East coast.
Major League Gaming CEO Sundance DiGiovanni said:
The 2011 Pro Circuit season is proving to be our most successful to date with record breaking online viewer numbers for the past three competitions held in Raleigh, Anaheim and Columbus. Our goal this year was to expand our global footprint and we have succeeded by reaching millions of new fans around the world. Viewers can expect more high-quality streaming of our upcoming events in Orlando and Providence.
With Sundance’s promise for more high-quality streams and the addition of games like League of Legends (seen in Raleigh), there really isn’t anywhere to go but up. Expect to see more viewer records broken when MLG Orlando rolls around, October 14-16.