DreamHack and TwitchTV Announce Record-Breaking Online Viewership

1.5 Million Viewers tuned in for DreamHack Summer 2011 on TwitchTV, the world’s largest competitive video game broadcasting community

July 14, 2011 – San Francisco, CA – DreamHack, the world’s largest computer festival, and TwitchTV, the world’s largest competitive video game broadcasting community, today announced record-breaking viewer statistics for DreamHack Summer 2011.

“For the first time in the history of DreamHack we’re proud to announce detailed and accurate statistics from our broadcasts thanks to TwitchTV,” said Fredrik Nyström, press officer at DreamHack. “We’re thrilled about the mind-blowing results and are blown away by the growth and excitement around the event. It has truly become one of the most important events for the digital youth generation.”

Between June 18-21, DreamHack hosted their Summer 2011 event. 12,475 visitors and millions of fans followed the event online thanks to hundreds of community journalists, HD live-streams provided by TwitchTV, mainstream coverage by Swedish National Television, internet forums and social media.

“DreamHack is one of the world’s preeminent gaming events and we’re proud to be working with them,” said Emmett Shear, co-founder and CTO of Justin.tv, and general manager of TwitchTV. “These kinds of numbers are further proof that competitive video gaming has arrived, and that the ecosystem that surrounds it is a viable and growing industry. The viewership for this one event rivals that of major sporting events on broadcast television. We’re very excited to see this kind of engagement.”

DreamHack offered over 22 high definition competitive video gaming channels including StarCraft II, Bloodline Champions, and Counter-Strike, in addition to stage channels from DreamArena Extreme, the Day9 tent and the Main DreamHack stage. DreamHack together with sponsors and community partners produced around 400 hours of live-streamed video content during the three event days.

In total, over 3 million people watched DreamHack Summer 2011 when including all unofficial live streams by partners, exhibiting companies and the Swedish National Television broadcasting at SVT Play.

Statistics
Concurrent viewers, average peak: 62,003
Concurrent viewers, highest peak: 179,446
Unique video views: 1,740,771
Absolute unique viewers: 1,494,026
Total Viewing Time (hours): 17,324 hours
Top-10 countries: United States, Sweden, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, Russian Federation, Poland, Norway

About DreamHack
DreamHack is the World’s Largest Computer Festival. DreamHack’s roots and core is the LAN party, with the major events DreamHack Summer and Winter, where participants bring their own computers and connect to the Internet in a large local area network which basically BECOMES the Internet by sheer scale. DreamHack is also Sweden’s first consumer-oriented trade show / event / festival for computer games, game consoles and computers. The events are a platform for tournaments in eSports, knowledge and creative competitions, concerts by famous music artists, lectures by game developers and much more. Learn more at http://www.dreamhack.se.

About TwitchTV
TwitchTV, the largest competitive video gaming broadcasting community in the world. TwitchTV was created by gamers, for gamers, and our mission is to support the very highest quality video streams of the best players, announced by the best commentators. Come to TwitchTV to find live broadcasts of all kinds of games from every platform. Talk to the top players in the world via interactive chat and learn their tricks. Watch the largest tournaments in eSports with the biggest prize pools. Log on today to TwitchTV to follow your favorite streams and chat with your fellow gamers. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.

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