The Halo World Championships for 2017 had record breaking viewing figures according to a report by Xbox and ESL.
The $1,000,000 tournament featured 12 teams from across the world and took place at the ESL Studios in Burbank, California, across March 24th to 26th.
Despite the size of the competition, the venue was subject to scrutiny for being under par, with some commenting that it looked more like a birthday party than a world championships.
OpTic Gaming eventually ran out the winners with a comfortable victory over Team EnVyUs, cementing back to back wins after the same lineup won under CLG in 2016’s $2,500,000 tournament.
It wasn’t all negative however, with Xbox and ESL announcing on March 29th that they had had record breaking viewership numbers across the weekend.
Streaming the event via Twitter Twitter, Facebook and Beam, they claim it attracted over 13 million unique viewers across the weekend with a high of 135,000 concurrent, presumably for the grand final.