BLAST PSS experiences viewership success; CoD emerges second selling game in January

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The first big CS: GO tournament of the year, BLAST Premier Spring Series, has experienced viewership success.

The tournament experienced some competitive matches during the three weeks it was held in London.

Esports Charts, in its analytical report, said the tournament peaked at 390,827 viewers. The elimination match between Natus Vincere and Astralis on Group B played on February 8 got the highest view.

The analytical Esport company further revealed the breakdown of its report with the Russian stream peaking at 165,091 viewers while the main stream peaked at 192,039 viewers.

In the final game, the Russian audience maintained its high peak level.  After a tough 16-6 loss on Train, the first map, Na’Vi made a reverse sweep with Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev delivering one of the best performances. In the game, Na’Vi had 74 kills and 42 deaths to eliminate the best CS: GO team in the world, Astralis.

The change in formats for the season made by the organizers of BLAST is indeed a success. This has brought about impressive numbers on the Spring Series group stage.

It could be down to the use of the best-of-three format in all the matches, which is more competitive than the others. It could be recalled that the previous format was used in the last two years. 

The tournament produced entertaining matches, especially during the weekend. Some of the highlighted games include FaZe Clan’s 2-0 win against Liquid on February 2, Complexity’s 2-0 over Astralis on February 7, and OG 2-1 success against Evil Geniuses on February 14.

Next on the plate of the organiser are the BLAST Premier Spring Series Showdown and BLAST Premier Spring Series finals, which come up in June 2020.

In another development, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (CoD) is also making success. The project has emerged as the second game with high stakes in the first month of the year, while Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot took the first spot.

This is not surprising to the pundits because it was released last month to great fanfare from the anime community.

Also performing well in the market are Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the 7th and Pokémon Sword maintaining the 12th spot.

Written by: Oladipupo Mojeed