Games popularity directly depends on the interest of streamers. It's good when the streamer pays attention to the appropriate category on the stream, but it's even better when this media person organizes his/her own tournaments. Hence today we will talk about a tournament series by Vikkstar123.
While Nickmercs is the leader of the CoD community on Twitch, Vikram "Vikkstar123" Singh Barn is responsible for the community on YouTube. His channel has 6,5M subscribers, and his content is mainly focused on Call of Duty. Still, Vik tries different Twitch trends like Among Us and Fall Guys. He even participated in tournaments related to the games mentioned above.
Following Nickmercs, Vikkstar123 organized his Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown series with the help of Call of Duty League. The event was marked by a record prize pool among Warzone events - $210,000. There will be nine events in total, including the finals. The first half of the tournaments has already passed, so we decided to make mid-term results.
At the moment, the first tournament is the most popular event in the series. After 8 hours of air time, the Hours Watched reached 1,6M, and 278K spectators watched the event at the peak.
English-speaking viewers concluded the most significant part of the audience. The diversity of the audience directly depends on the tournament participants, because mostly all of them were from the US region, and they streamed the event on their channels.
Nickmercs was the most popular Twitch-streamer of the first tournament - 126K Peak Viewers. Timthetatman is right behind him - 60K Peak Viewers. Vikkstar123 is leading on Youtube with the result of 42K Peak Viewers.
23K Peak Viewers watched the Italian streamer Pow3rtv. That's why the Italian-speaking audience became the second by popularity and contributed 4,5% to the overall Hours Watched number. Apart from that, ex-CoD professional player DrDisrespect and 100Thieves founder Nadeshot met at the tournament.
Symfuhny & Bloo become the winners of the first tournament.
The stats of the next two tournaments have worsened. Compared to the Week 1, the Hours Watched of Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown #3 decreased by 76%. This is caused by the change of the participants and streamers accordingly. That's why we've noticed the audience change.
English-speaking viewers were always the audience core, but CoD fans from Norway, Germany, Denmark, France, and Russia joined them depending on the streamers.
The situation was fixed on Week 4, so we've seen Hours Watched increase by 60% compared to Week 3. The Hours Watched of Week 5 increased by 20%, and Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown #5 became the second event in the series by popularity.
The YouTube broadcast by DrDisrespect became the most popular and gathered 73K Peak Viewers. 30K Peak Viewers watched the Vikkstar's stream. Huskers became the most popular Twitch streamers - 28K viewers at the peak of his broadcast.
We couldn't but compare the results of Vikkstar123 with the Nickmercs tournament. Based on our comparison, we can say that Week 1 by Vikkstar leads by Hours Watched, but Nickmercs leads by Peak Viewers. His MFAM Gauntlet Warzone June Main Event collected 305K Peak Viewers, which is 8% more than Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown #1.
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