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Valve saw 20 million people watch The International DOTA 2 tournament

Over 20 million people tuned into Valve's DOTA2 'The International' tournament
By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming News | Posted: Jul 30, 2014 2:35 am

Valve has released a statement regarding its DOTA2 championship tournament, The International, where the company saw over 20 million people tuning into the $10 million tournament.




Last year's The International had around one million peak concurrent viewers, but this year Valve said that it had "well over 2 million" peak concurrent viewers. This year's The International tournament was also streamed through Twitch in multiple languages, with channels that were tailored to newcomers who wanted to watch the tournament "spoiler free" and at their own pace.


The International may have had huge viewership this year, but it still fell behind the numbers that the recent League of Legends season finals pulled. Riot Games, the developer behind League of Legends, has said that its game pulled in 32 million viewers last year, with 8.5 million peak concurrent viewers. Comparing these numbers against established, mainstream sports such as the Super Bowl, which drew 111 million TV viewers and around 2.3 million streaming it online.


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