Blizzard has announced that an aggregate of 10.8 million people watched the Overwatch League Grand Finals in New York, held on July 27 to 28.
The inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals were broadcast via various channels, including Twitch, Major League Gaming and ESPN broadcast channels in the US. Blizzard added that for the 18-to-34 demographic, the Grand Finals boasted an “Average minute audience” of 605,013 viewers, which was boosted to over 1 million viewers after rebroadcasting.
The Overwatch League Grand Finals were won by London Spitfire, who beat Philadelphia Fusion 2-0. The competition only made its debut in January 2018, so by all measures, it had a very successful debut season. Recently, Blizzard announced that two new franchises, from Guanghzhou, China and Atlanta, USA, will be added to the roster for next season, taking the number of competing teams to 14. For more information, keep an eye on the Overwatch League’s website.