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Post by Eorl @ 03:12pm 21/08/14 | 3 Comments
The ESL announced that the ESL One Cologne 2014 event saw peak online concurrent viewership of more than 409,368 during the Counter Strike: Global Offensive match in-game or online. In addition Twitch saw 343,638 peak concurrent viewers, beating a record set in March by 153 percent.

"It's amazing to see the growth of Counter Strike: Global Offensive in the eSports community. Just five months after ESL One Katowice, we see ESL One Cologne 2014 break our previous record by an amazing 161 per cent," said the ESL's Ulrich Schulze.

"We had over ten million sessions and were just shy of three million unique viewers for ESL One Cologne 2014. It's absolutely amazing to see and we're all very excited to get back to work and see where we can take Counter Strike: Global Offensive next."

The competition offered $250,000 in cash as prizes with winners Ninjas In Pyjamas taking home $100,000. Hosted at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany last week, ESL One Cologne 2014 feature the world's best Counter Strike: Global Offensive teams compete for $250,000 in community-funded prize money.



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carson
Posted 03:25pm 21/8/14
I watched most of it (the GF was too late for me) and it was awesome. The coverage was awesome and the casters great. First CSGO tourney I've watched and would watch again.

Some amazing plays happened too. Too bad Fnatic lost :(
Eorl
Posted 03:40pm 21/8/14
Some of the plays in it were insanely good. I stayed up with friends until about 1am, but headed off before the final two maps played out but checking the replay it was down to the wire which is what I love to see.

I mean, this shot in particular was just mind blowing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec600AaKoOU
carson
Posted 03:58pm 21/8/14
I've actually become a huge fan of esports lately thanks to Dota. I've started watching CSGO and Hearthstone tourneys. Can't get enough of it honestly. Looking forward to the next big CSGO tourney.

That game was good, there was some other really awesome plays too. Those players have amazing reflexes.
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