Live streaming video game platform Twitch saw record-setting numbers at this year’s Evolution Fighting Championship (EVO 2013). The fighting game tournament, which hosted championship matches for “Marvel vs. Capcom 3,” “Super Street Fighter 4” and “Super Smash Bros. Melee” brought in over 1.7 million unique viewers according to Twitch.
“Twitch can confirm that 144,848 was the max concurrent viewership for the day for Marvel vs Capcom with some of the estimates for other games being 134,000 for Smash Brothers and 125,000 for Street fighter 4.” said Matthew DiPietro, VP of marketing at Twitch. Each of those view numbers individually broke previous viewer numbers, making EVO 2013 one of the most viewed fighting tournaments on Twitch to date.
According to Twitch, EVO seems to double every year in terms of viewership. DiPietro explains: “It [EVO 2013] was nearly fifty percent higher than last year’s EVO which was the previous record holder with more than fifty percent more unique viewers.”
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