Major League Gaming announced a whopping 334 percent year-over-year growth in live streaming video viewers of its gaming competition. According to the pro gaming event company, more than 11.7 million unique viewers tuned in to watch the four 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Championships online, compared to the 2011 Pro Circuit season which drew 3.5 million unique online viewers. They also claim that more than 15 million hours of live online video were watched during Pro Circuit weekends by MLG's audience.
"MLG's 334 percent growth in live online audience this year surpasses growth demonstrated by traditional sports. This is a testament to the mainstream demand for competitive gaming and power of live streaming," said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO, Major League Gaming. "The last two years have been the largest in MLG's 10-year history with over 636 percent growth in live viewers. I only expect that growth to continue in 2013."
The 2012 MLG Pro Circuit season held competitions in Columbus, OH (March 23-25), Anaheim, CA (June 8-10), Raleigh, NC (August 24-26) and Dallas, TX (November 2-4). The three-day event was streamed live online in HD via www.majorleaguegaming.com.