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Match G2 vs. SKT has become the most popular in the esports history

Posted Nov 05, 2019

Last weekend was marked by a big event in esports history. The match between SK Telecom T1 and G2 Esports set important new records, including almost 4 million peak viewers.

It's worth noting that this time YouTube stream gathered 378 thousand more people than Twitch, who was a leader last year (and all years before).

At the same time, we would like to highlight the success of the Korean broadcast, which has achieved almost the same popularity as the English stream (the difference was as little as 33 thousand people). The Korean stream was ahead for the entire semifinals and was only defeated in numbers during the final map.

Vietnamese viewers were also on the edge with 520 thousand people at peak, beating many other international regions.

Compared to the 2018 semifinals, this year's Worlds' peak viewers indicator has exceeded the previous record by 145%. The increase in average viewers was almost twice +94%.

As we have already mentioned in the previous articles, this boost became possible thanks to the participation of SK Telecom T1. Last year, SKT wasn't able to enter Worlds, and that's why their return to the race for the Summoner's Cup was this fascinating. Obviously Faker and Co. are incredibly popular among Asian audiences.

Meanwhile, after G2 Esports victory at the Mid-Season Invitational 2019, many began to diligently follow the results of this team. Especially given how Fnatic fought in the World Championship finals in 2018. The “samurai” have a chance to beat the “orange” with their own claim to the champion's title.

A large number of LoL fans were predicting the champion's title going to either G2 or SKT and as a result, we've got a long-awaited battle that was able to produce new records for the industry.

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