EA Sports has Announced Record Viewership Across Its FIFA 19 Global Series

Posted on 08/07/2019 by admin

EA Sports has announced record viewership across its FIFA 19 Global Series, after the gaming title’s esports events generated 61 million total views and more than 11 million viewing hours.The latter represent a 60 per cent increase on last year’s series watch time, while this year’s instalment also marked a 25 per cent year-on-year growth in total viewership.In comparison, the League of Legends World Championship Finals in 2018 recorded 81.1 million viewing hours across Twitch and YouTube Gaming last year, making it the biggest tournament by live hours watched, according to esports industry analyst Newzoo.

Significant viewership growth was anchored by many key factors as the FIFA 19 Global Series featured 17 official league partners vs. eight last season, the first-ever eChampions League in collaboration with UEFA crowned NYC_Chris as its inaugural respective champion and the FIFA eNations Cup was successfully introduced for the first time.

“We’re thrilled to see a global community rally around the FIFA 19 Global Series in such monumental ways,” said Brent Koning, FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner. “Our partnerships with FIFA, UEFA and 17 world-class football leagues elevates our connection to the traditional sport driving unprecedented player and spectator engagement. Now, we watch the top 120 players that qualified for the FIFA 19 Global Series Playoffs compete in pursuit of becoming world champion at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019.”

In addition, EA Sports launched an inaugural eChampions Series in collaboration with Uefa, European soccer’s governing body.Brent Koning, Fifa’s competitive gaming commissioner, said: “We’re thrilled to see a global community rally around the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series in such monumental ways.“Our partnerships with Fifa, Uefa and 17 world-class football leagues elevates our connection to the traditional sport driving unprecedented player and spectator engagement.”

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