The Call of Duty League broke its season-long viewership record for Sunday’s championship match, which saw the Dallas Empire defeat the Atlanta FaZe, and the Activision Blizzard property says the game became the most-watched Call of Duty esports match of all time. CDL says that Sunday’s match had an average minute audience of 206K, including viewers from the Call of Duty League YouTube channel, which is a record for the league.
Peak concurrent viewership was around 330K viewers, including influencers who were streaming the event from their own YouTube channel, beating the prior record of 156K that was set the prior weekend for a Chicago Huntsmen–Optic Gaming L.A. match. This was the first year of Activision’s new media-rights deal with YouTube and the first year of the 12-team CDL being newly reformatted to have geo-located franchises like sister property Overwatch League.
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