BenQ Zowie eXTREMESLAND 2017 ANZ Qualifier attracts over 160,000 unique online viewers

Joel Van Daal
BenQ Zowie eXTREMESLAND 2017 ANZ Qualifier attracts over 160,000 unique online viewers

Kings Gaming Club took out top spot as the event proved to be a hit online.

Australia & New Zealand’s top four Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams took to the stage at the ESL Australia studios on Saturday last weekend for the ANZ LAN finals of the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND Tournament series.

Fan engagement throughout the eXTREMESLAND Finals generated 2,234 tweets on social media, with more than 820,000 impressions delivered across all platforms. Over 160,000 unique viewers tuned into the online broadcast, with fans watching a total of 47,000 hours of broadcast content over the course of the day.

The finals opened up with an exciting series between Athletico and the Chiefs Esports Club which saw the Chiefs fall to Athletico 2-1 (12-16 Mirage, 16-6 Train, 14-16 Nuke) in their first appearance at the ESL Studios since IEM Sydney.

In the second semi-final between the Kings Gaming Club and Grayhound Gaming, the Kings took out the second semi-final in another close 2-1 (16-11 Nuke, 14-16 Mirage, 14-16 Inferno) to advance to the Grand Final against Athletico. Despite their earlier result against the Chiefs, Athletico were unable to continue their form, with Kings taking the final series in two maps (16-3 Overpass, 16-6 Train), earning their place as the representatives of the ANZ region for eXTREMESLAND.

The Kings Gaming Club will now fly to China to compete at the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND live finals in Shanghai, for a prize pool of $100,000USD from October 19 through 22.

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