The Evolution Championship Series (EVO 2017) successfully concluded over the weekend, leaving us to decipher how each game performed in terms of viewership.
A post on Reddit shares the peak viewer numbers for each game featured in the annual tournament. This is the largest amount of concurrent watchers following the live stream on Twitch.
- KOF XIV (Friday) – 32,760
- Guilty Gear Xrd REV2 (Saturday) – 38,518
- Injustice 2 (Saturday) – 45,557
- Super Smash Bros. Melee (Saturday) – 128,121
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Sunday) – 84,952
- BlazBlue: Central Fiction (Sunday) – 97,605
- Tekken 7 (Sunday) – 145,657
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Sunday) – 143,008
- Street Fighter V (Sunday) 179,072
It is important to note that the numbers are rough and not accurate representation of the viewership. There are still other factors to consider such as the same stream being aired on other services like ESPN and DisneyXD, both of which are not being counted in this list. While the final tally could be higher, the aforementioned stats do give us a fair idea about how each game performed.
Is is incredibly impressive to see Tekken 7 with such high numbers. The latest installment in the iconic fighting series only released last month but has been quickly garnering followers. It could not trump the star attraction of Street Fighter V but looking at the difference, Tekken 7 just might be the main headliner next year.
According to a chart shared by SRKRanking, the third day of EVO 2017 registered 175000 viewers in total at peak. This is close to 182000 for the same period from last year. Going another year in the past, EVO 2015 crossed the barrier with 223000 viewers on the final day.
For those unaware, Taniguchi “Tokido” Hajime defeated Victor “Punk” Woodley to become your new Street Fighter V champion. In Tekken 7, it was Kim “JDCR” Hyun Jin who defeated his fellow teammate Choi “Saint” Jin Woo to take home the crown.