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Riot Games Most Viewed Twitch Stream in History

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Riot Games has made history.

Riot Games, the company behind the popular League of Legends (LoL) game, is the first Twitch channel to reach 1 billion total views on the streaming platform. The company currently has 2.95 million followers on Twitch and 1.75 million followers on the LoL esports Twitter account.

Launched in 2009, LoL has amassed a huge esports fanbase. The 2018 Mid-Season Invitational attracted the most amount of online viewers at once with 127 million viewers tuning into the LoL tournament, making it the most popular esports event in history.

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According to Statista, League of Legends is the second most-watched game on Twitch with 81.62 million hours viewed. Fortnite tops the charts at 143.87 million hours, followed by PUBG at 43.95 million hours, IRL at 40.41 million hours, and Dota 2 at 38.83 million hours. Hearthstone (33.54 million), Overwatch (31.36 million), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (26.28 million), World of Warcraft (13.16 million), and Grand Theft Auto V (11.62 million) round out the bottom most-viewed games.

 

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HyperX Sponsors FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic

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HyperX announced its sponsorship of the FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic, the first public global PUBG esports event of the 2019 season. HyperX is the official sponsor of mice, mouse pads, DRAM, and SSD products at the global summit and finals. The FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic has a prize pool of $400K and will culminate with the crowning of the first champion of the PUBG Classic series at the ExCeL London.

The HyperX sponsorship includes branding and ad placements in the tournament stream, in-arena branding, and dedicated social media posts. HyperX will be providing memory and SSDs for the systems being used in the FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic tournament.

“HyperX recognizes the significance of FACEIT’s inaugural Global Summit: PUBG Classic and what it means for global competitive battle royale esports,” said Stephanie Winkler, strategic marketing, HyperX. “Through the tournament HyperX looks forward to showcasing how professional-grade peripherals and internals give PUBG gamers the competitive edge; whether in a casual squad at home or on a massive international stage such as ExCeL London.”

ExCeL London will host 24 teams from North America (NPL), Europe (PEL), Korea (PKL), China, Japan (PJS), Chinese Taipei/Hong Kong/Macao, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Oceania. The teams will compete in an epic multi-stage tournament that marks the end of Phase 1 for PUBG esports. The Summit will also include a show match featuring six community teams who qualified via the FACEIT PUBG Showdown.

“We’re thrilled to partner with HyperX once again on the FACEIT Global Summit. We have a strong history of working together on some of our biggest events such as the FACEIT London Major in 2018, and now on ECS for the entirety of 2019,” said Michele Attisani, Co-Founder & CBO of FACEIT. “We continue to be delighted with the quality of the products they provide and the value they bring to our events, and we look forward to working together on our prestigious global tournament in London this Spring.”

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Event Series “Day One” to Celebrate New Game Titles

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Allied Esports today announced the creation of an original event series called “Day One” that will celebrate the launch of new game titles on the day they are released to the public. The series will kick off with the debut of Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2 on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas.

Each “Day One” event will bring the title’s community together with prominent influencers and fans playing the game for the first time in front of a streaming audience at the very moment it is made available. FaZe Clan’s Apex, Teeqo, and GwidT will headline the influencer lineup for the debut of the series on Thursday.

“There is nothing like the anticipation around the launch of a new game and ‘Day One’ will take that excitement and deliver an experience, both in-person in Las Vegas and in our stream, that unifies the community in a significant and authentic way,” said Frank Ng, co-CEO of Ourgame Holdings International, owner of Allied Esports. “We look forward to working with publishers like Ubisoft to create a can’t-miss event and must-watch content that generates a powerful buzz and helps drive momentum for their new title.”

Viewers can tune into Allied Esports’ new Twitch channel starting at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, March 14 for the main stream of the event, which will include gameplay, behind-the-scenes access, and live interviews with influencers and other VIP guests. The stream will be hosted by Anna Prosser and Alex Corea who will be joined by casters Bil “Jump” Carter and Michael “MTashed” Tash.

The debut of “Day One” will include a roster of influencers whose gameplay will be featured on Allied Esports’ main stream as well as on their respective Twitch channels throughout the night. The list of streamers includes: AvaGG, BurkeBlack, Curvyllama, GassyMexican, HayliNic, Lowco, TheHaleyBaby, and Caliverse.

Fans at the inaugural “Day One” party will have the opportunity to play and compete in The Division 2, which will be officially released at 9:01 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, March 14, with the chance to win special prizes, including copies of the game, new merchandise, products from partners, game codes and more.

Participation in the event is invitation-only, however, by using #DayOneDivision2, fans following the event on social media and tuning into the live stream will also have the chance to win prizes and receive giveaways.

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