The organizer of EPICENTER series, Epic Esports Events (a member of ESforce Holding) has summed up the results of an international Counter-Strike: Global Offensive series EPICENTER 2019. The tournament’s broadcasts have gathered 51 441 282 views across various streaming platforms including the Chinese audience.
Overall, 15 298 208 unique users watched the tournament’s qualifier and final stages. EPICENTER CS:GO 2019 series was broadcasted in 15 languages worldwide. The cumulative number of view-hours exceeded 48 million.
The viewer count peaked at 729 thousand viewers during the quarter-final match of Natus Vincere and Evil Geniuses.
EPICENTER CS:GO 2019 took place on 17-22 December in Moscow. The event featured a prize pool of $500 000. Team Vitality became the champions by defeating mousesports with a score of 2:1, with Team Vitality’s Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut winning the title of the tournament’s MVP per HLTV.org.
The official partner of EPICENTER CS:GO 2019, international bookmaking holding Parimatch, offered the guests a series of engaging activities and supplied the fans with relevant information on match coefficients. Another official partner of the series – a brand of hot meat-based snacks “Goryachaya Shtuchka” (ABI PRODUCT) constructed dedicated areas for the visitors and “leveled up” the tournament’s online- and offline-entertainment side. ASUS Republic of Gamers was the technical partner of EPICENTER CS:GO series.
The full list of partners includes Citilink, Intel, Hyper PC, Western Digital, and others. Mail.ru, Cybersports.ru, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Igromania, Kanobu, Championat.com, Cyber.sports.ru, Ria novosti sport and Radio DFM were the series’ informational partners.
Epic Esports Events specializes in hosting international competitions and is the organizer behind the EPICENTER tournament series in Dota 2 and CS:GO in Moscow and Saints Petersburg throughout 2016-2019. The award-winning EPICENTER series gathers tens of millions of viewers all over the globe, its quality appraised by prestigious awards such as EUBEA, Eventex, MarSpo, BISPO, and Sport Leaders Awards.
ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest esports organizations and the leader of electronic sports in Russia. The holding company integrates all key areas of the esports business, from organizing international tournaments and professional content creation to publishing and advertising activities.
ESforce owns over 220 popular online resources with a combined audience of 12 million followers and 114 million annual unique visitors, which provide a 90-percent reach to esports broadcast viewers in Russia and the CIS as well as access to a significant share of relevant international audiences. In 2018, the holding became part of the largest technology company in Russia, Mail.Ru Group.