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ESL One Birmingham 2024 Breaks Viewership Record

ESL One Birmingham 2024 Breaks Viewership Record

Dota 2
6 May
Harrison Htet

ESL One Birmingham 2024 is over and there is a lot to be awed by, from thrilling runs to an incredible crowd, Birmingham was an event to remember. ESL One Birmingham 2024 broke a record. The tournament hosted in the UK, became the most-watched tournament of the series. 

Team Falcons ESL One Birmingham 2024 Team Falcons, making their way to the Grand Finals stage. (Credits: ESL One)

The Statistics  

ESL One Birmingham 2024 The banner for ESL One Birmingham 2024. (Credits: ESL One)

According to the statistics from Esports Charts, ESL One Birmingham 2024 bested the previous iterations of all ESL One tournaments with 146,560 average viewers, higher than the previous ESL One Kuala Lumpur by more than 20,000 viewers.

In terms of duration, ESL One Birmingham 2024 reached 11,674,970 hours watched. During its peak, ESL One Birmingham 2024 has 328,345 viewers.

ESL One Kuala Lumpur YouTube Thumbnail of ESL One Kuala Lumpur. (Credits: ESL One)

The Detailed Information 

At ESL Birmingham 2024, the most watched series was the grand finals match between Team Falcons and BetBoom Team. 328,345 Dota 2 enthusiasts tuned in to witness as Team Falcons swept the BetBoom Team in the best-of-five grand finals series. The tournament has a total airtime of 79 hours and 55 minutes. 

Gaimin Gladiators ESL One Gaimin Gladiators dominated the 2023 Dota 2 professional season.
Credits: ESL One

Similarly, the most watched series of the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 was also the grand-finals of the tournament. It was between Gaimin Gladiators and Azure Ray. At the time, 338,239 people tuned in to watch the resurgence of the Chinese Dota 2 scene. ESL Kula Lumpur 2023 has a total of 65 hours. 


Dota 2 SirActionSlacks SirActionSlacks was the stage host for ESL One Birmingham. (Credits: ESL One)

ESL One Birmingham 2024 features some of the most juicy trash talks in recent tournaments. Lately, the trend of trash-talking seems to be catching on in official matches. As a result, it gives fans something more to look forward to in a particular series. It could also be because of the lengthy tiebreakers during the group stage.

Another thing could also be because of the fans. Birmingham had one of the most passionate Dota 2 communities. The fans always match the same energy that teams are putting out. Moreover, whenever a beer-dunking screen becomes available on the corner of the live match, fans always cheer for them. They even cheered for the Kobold Foreman, who has dunking in-game animation.

Time Zones

Jenkins Dota 2 The Costume Designer needs a raise. (Credits: ESL One)

There is one thing more that we need to take into consideration. The Birmingham time corresponds to the two language groups in Dota 2- Russian and English. The UK is also near the center of the world, making it possible for both East and West sides to catch up to the games.

ESL One Birmingham 2024 fans. The fans at ESL One Birmingham 2024.
Credits: ESL One

Or, in the end, it could just be our uncontrollable Dota 2 spirit, which longed for thrilling matches. Whatever the reason, we're only in the first quarter of the 2024 Dota 2 professional season, and some of our wishes have come to fruition.

Featured Image Source: ESL One

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