ELEAGUE's first ever Valve-supported major wrapped up today and saw Astralis defeat Virtus.pro in the grand finals to be crowned the first Major champions of 2017. 


Throughout the week, the tournament had an average of between 300,000 to 600,000 viewers.


These numbers exploded today during the second map of the Grand Final, where a Twitch record was set. 

Yes, that is not a typo.


The ELEAGUE Major broke the Twitch record for most concurrent viewers on a single Twitch channel with 891,389 viewers.


This does not even include the people watching the match on TBS or on YouTube, which most likely pushes this number way over one million. 

Many people believed that CS:GO would begin to dwindle in popularity because of the exclusion of skin gambling, but the viewership for this major shows that people are still tuning in to see great Counter-Strike


CS:GO is still one of the most popular and elite esports in the world and it's not going away anytime soon.


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