The first Major for CSGO in 2017 saw record viewership. With Eleague hosting the major, we also saw the Finals being broadcast live on the TBS Network. This was the first time that CSGO Majors were broadcast live on National Television.
Despite having the division of viewership between TBS and Twitch, we still saw Twitch viewership reach 1 million during the Major finals.
1,000,000 concurrents on the English Twitch stream alone.
Through oversaturation & decline of skin betting, csgo is bulletproof. pic.twitter.com/V1En8tPOSI
— Bryce Blum (@esportslaw) January 29, 2017
That did not mean that the viewership on national television was any less. According to sources the viewership on national television in the last 90 seconds of the Major was 1 million. This totals 2.6 million viewers combined for both the streams. This definitely calls for making esports and CSGO go mainstream.
Hope the 2.6 million viewers total get confirmed tomorrow morning
— Phil @EL Major (@OnFirePhilian) January 29, 2017