The Call of Duty League has announced that the Call of Duty League New York Home Series event is the most viewed Call of Duty League event of the season so far.
The company revelaed that the highly anticipated match-up between Chicago Huntsmen and Atlanta FaZe saw 115,000 concurrent viewers on YouTube, which is the highest viewers this season for a single match.
The CDL also had the highest viewership for the finals of a Home Series event this season, with 96,000+ viewers.
The event hit season-high peak viewership, with a peak of around 115K during the Chicago vs. Atlanta Faze match, the highest of the season on YouTube, besting a previous high of 113K during the Atlanta Home Series when the Florida Mutineers took on the Huntsmen back in Week 3. Additionally, the New York vs. Chicago final match was the most-watched Home Series Final of the season (96K AMA) and the third-best performing match of the entire season. CDL Sunday on the whole also hit a new record, with Sunday’s semi-finals and final matches collectively drawing a live AMA of 86K – the best performing bracket stage of the season.
The Call of Duty League also kicked off its Warzone Weekends presented by Metro by T-Mobile series, which airs on Championship Sunday ahead of the final matches. The CDL has said that engagement for this series has been “great” and seen over 50,000 viewers.
The CDL also continues to see great engagement with its new rollout of Warzone Weekends – a CDL Sunday pregame show featuring CDL pros competing in different Warzone competitions for dedicated prizing. The fourth installment featured a duos match, with Atlanta Faze’s Priestahh and Cellium taking home the win after some hilarious and surprising twists throughout. Viewership for yesterday’s CDL Warzone Weekend show peaked at 50K AMA and set the stage for the league’s big numbers throughout the day.
“The New York Home Series was an outstanding event. The storylines, the gameplay, the viewership – they all reflect the hard work and resiliency that everyone in the league continue to show in the face of a challenging year. Fans are showing such passionate support for their teams and cities; it’s been exciting to see unfold in our inaugural season. We remain focused on delivering in top-quality ways and are looking forward to what should be an exciting postseason,” said Johanna Faries, Commissioner of the Call of Duty League.
“Activision Blizzard is a key long-term partner for YouTube and their esports leagues deliver the unique, compelling, and global gaming content that sets our platform apart,” said Ryan Wyatt, Head of Gaming, YouTube. “We all know my personal affinity for Call of Duty so being able to host Call of Duty League, as well as the exciting Overwatch League, on our platform exclusively continues to be a value add for not only gamers but our highly engaged audience. We’re working closely with our partners at ABK to deliver the best experience which includes strategic investments in upcoming products which we can’t wait to roll out to fans around the world.”
The Call of Duty League also announced the 2020 Call of Duty League Playoff details, which more information is available here.