First official day of Halo Infinite’s the esports scene, the official stream for the first HCS North American Open peaked at 56,515 viewers, according to TwitchTracker. Such a high number early on is a welcome sign for fans of the game and its longstanding e-sports platform.
The stream culminates in the grand finale, where OpTic (playing with the Envy skin) defeated Cloud9 in a series of 5 head-to-head maps after being chased to bot lane by C9 earlier in the event. The next Open Qualifier is scheduled for November 27, with the Raleigh Major coming up on December 17.
Excitement level for Halo eSports is remarkable considering how low viewership has been in the past. At the last HCS 2018 Final, the viewership reached only 22,562. This open qualifier event for Halo Infinite was more than double. Just a few months earlier, Halo The World Championship peaked with over 90,000 viewers, but the game was a hit that summer due to Fortniteboom of growth.
Over 50,000 viewers for an open qualifier event is quite an impressive feat. Because the VALUABLEQualifying for the first official Riot-sponsored NA event for the First Strike NSG tournament, with no matches past the 50,000 mark. The whole main event has reached its climax with just over 100,000 viewers, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see such numbers at the HCS Raleigh Kickoff Major next month.
https://dotesports.com/halo/news/halo-infinite-esports-peaks-over-56k-viewers-optic-c9-open-qualifier-grand-finals eSports Halo Infinite culminated in over 56,000 viewers in the Open Qualifier final between OpTic vs. Cloud9