Super Smash Bros. Ultimate breaks Evo 2019 viewership information

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The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last was probably the most watched Evo event within the occasion’s historical past.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the final game at Evo 2019. Its last matches introduced in 279,000 mixed viewers on Twitch, nicely above some other game in Evo historical past.

This report was identified by esports guide Rod “Slasher” Breslau on Twitter, who added that Dragon Ball FighterZ nonetheless holds the report for the best variety of viewers for a single stream (fundamental channel) at 258,000, which it achieved final 12 months.

This new peak is stunning for a couple of causes. First, Smash is mostly assumed to be among the many extra area of interest preventing games at Evo. Street Fighter historically closes out the present, however not this 12 months. More importantly, the prize cash for Smash tournaments are typically low, with prime eight finalists incomes lower than $500.

This 12 months’s Evo additionally skipped Super Smash Bros. Melee, a mainstay and favorite of many. This transfer might have induced viewers to skip Ultimate streams altogether, however that didn’t occur.

For a round-up of all event winners, see our Evo 2019 winners story.