The exhilarating Call of Duty League Major 3 concluded yesterday. The Overactive Media’s Toronto Ultra secured a win over OpTic Texas in a nail-biting best-of-seven series. Furthermore, fans showcased their dedication by boosting a peak viewership record that has surpassed all past CDL Majors since 2020.
According to Esports Charts on Twitter, the grand finals event. It aired live on Twitch, grabbing the attention of 332,277 viewers at one point in time. Furthermore, Call of Duty League Major 3 has become among the most viewed tournaments in the franchise’s history.
As per the numbers provided by Esports Charts. The Call of Duty League Major 3 surpassed 5,567,154 in terms of hours watched. That makes it the most popular CDL event since 2020. The event recorded an average of 174,428 watchers in its entirety.
Call of Duty League sets new viewership record on Twitch amid OpTic’s CDL Major 3 run
The Call of Duty League has recorded a new all-time viewership high on Twitch with CDL Major 3. As more viewers tuned into the historic event than any previous tournament since the swap to a franchised system.
The third Major of 2023, hosted by OpTic Texas at the Esports Stadium Arlington. That has etched its place in the history books. As the most-watched CDL event since the league kicked off in 2020.
With a peak of 333, 277 collective viewers during the grand finals. According to data from EsportsCharts, the series between hometown favourites in OpTic and foreign rivals in Toronto Ultra is now the biggest in CDL’s brief history.
While the central broadcast itself soared with six-figure viewership. This new all-time peak factors in a considerable amount more from watch parties and co-streams alike. In particular, Optic’s own Scump led the charge on the day, climbing well ahead of the CDL stream with more than 175,000 fans tuned into his watch along with CoD veterans filtering in and out.
When it comes to CDL-specific events, the previous record was held by the 2020 finals. Which saw a similar number of viewers jumping in as 331,558 fans marked the occasion. Just one other event has cleared the 300K figure in the past three years. That was the most recent tournament before OpTic’s LAN, the 2023 Stage 2 Major.
Ranked Play brings Karma back to CoD
Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play reignited Karma’s love for Call of Duty. The competitive game mode brought CDL pros, retired players and coaches. The casual players are together in one place, fighting for a spot in the top 250.
“We have had Ranked play in the past, but I feel like this ranked play, the progression. The point system, top 250, all of that has made it that much sweeter,” Karma argued.
“I wish we had a ranked play like that when I was playing.”
Karma spoke about his experience reconnecting with CDL veterans and meeting new pro players.
“That’s the cool thing. I get to play with many people I used to know. Also, I get to play with many new players like Vikul and Hydra.
Viukul and Hydra’s excitement to play with Karma shocked him. He emphasised how much of a cool experience it was.
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