Name of Obligation League set a brand new season-high for peak viewership this previous weekend with the Toronto Extremely-Optic Chicago matchup, because the Activision Blizzard-owned property continues to see momentum in its second yr.
The matchup that the Extremely received 3-2 was the Spherical 5 recreation of the Stage 3 Event that was finally received within the grand finals by the Atlanta FaZe. For the Extremely-Optic match, Activision Blizzard experiences that it earned a peak concurrent viewership of 136K on YouTube.
That bests the prior excessive this season, the FaZe-Optic match on the opening weekend of the season that earned a peak concurrent of 131K.
Common viewership figures weren’t instantly out there. Nonetheless, the brand new excessive for concurrent viewership will buoy Activision Blizzard and CDL workforce homeowners, as CDL is more and more being seen because the gem of the Activision Blizzard Esports properties, supplanting Overwatch League.
It additionally underscores that Optic continues to be maybe one of the best draw within the league, because it has been a workforce in each of the matches that set season highs for viewership.
Whereas a season-high, the Extremely-Optic match didn’t break the all-time CDL viewership report; that mark is at present held by final yr’s championship recreation wherein the Dallas Empire beat FaZe. That match earned a peak concurrent of 330K viewers with a mean viewers of 206,000 viewers.
Activision Blizzard is within the second yr of its three-year, $160M USD media rights cope with YouTube. The online game maker is increasing the 12-team CDL as quickly as subsequent season, sources say.