DreamHack and Twitch.TV Announce Record-Breaking Online Viewership
1,7 Million Unique Viewers tuned in for DreamHack Winter 2011 on TwitchTV, the world’s largest video game broadcasting community.
December 6, 2011 – San Francisco, CA and Stockholm, Sweden – DreamHack, the world’s largest computer festival, and TwitchTV, the world’s largest video game broadcasting community, today announced record-breaking viewer statistics for DreamHack Winter 2011.
“It’s been a event of records. DreamHack broke three earlier records (attendance, network capacity and usage) and now we break our fourth record when presenting 1,7 million unique viewers on our livestreams” said Fredrik Nyström, press officer at DreamHack. “Thanks to TwitchTV we can offer 21 channels in HD for free which is necessary when you want to be the leading event when it comes to reach, fan appreciation and production quality.”
Between November 24-27, DreamHack hosted their Winter 2011 event. 20,984 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 preeminent gaming events in the world and we are proud to be their video streaming partner,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of TwitchTV. “It’s been amazing to watch the growth of competitive video gaming over the last year. This winter’s Dreamhack shattered records, and I’m sure the coming summer event will do the same. The Dreamhack viewership is starting to rival major television broadcast audiences. That’s very exciting.”
DreamHack offered over 21 high definition competitive video gaming channels including StarCraft II, Quake Live, and Counter-Strike 1.6, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Dota 2, Heroes Of Newerth and Bloodline Champions in addition to stage channels from DreamArena Extreme, DreamArena AMD Sapphire and the main DreamHack stage.
Total views: 6,755,728
Unique viewers: 1,673,270
Peak concurrent viewers: 94,932
Please be advised that numbers from Swedish National Television is not included in these statistics.
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.
TwitchTV is the world’s largest video game broadcasting and chat community. TwitchTV features the top gaming personalities, players, tournaments and commentary, in addition to the most active and interesting discussions around video games. TwitchTV provides publishers and advertisers a platform to create long term engagement and commitment from gamers. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.