Na'Vi's Triumph over G2 Esports at IEM Katowice 2020 had more than a Million Viewers

Aditya Singh Rawat
2/Mar/2020 08:15 am

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Despite running the IEM Katowice 2020 in an empty Spodek Arena due to Coronavirus concerns, ESL seems to have done a fabulous job as the grand finals between Na’Vi and G2 Esports observed a peak viewership of more than a million viewers, making IEM Katowice 2020 the most viewed non-Major CS:GO tournament.

The finale which was bound to be a close competition between the two teams attracted more than a million viewers who tuned in to watch the action live, the peak viewership during the finale was 1,002,132, way above the average viewership of the tournament of around 273,057.

With this, IEM Katowice 2020 became the third most viewed tournament considering the peak viewership of a tournament. Both Katowice and London Majors stood above it with a peak of 1.2 and 1.08 million viewers, respectively.

With a Ukrainian team playing in the finals even the Russian broadcast observed a huge spike in its viewership with a peak of around 382,000, making it the third most viewed tournament in the history of Russian broadcasts, trailing only The International 9 and The Kyiv Major 2017.

Note: The stats for the Russian broadcast has been taken from while the remaining stats are taken from

It was an outstanding performance by Na’Vi who outplayed G2 in each sphere of the game, attaining a ‘3-0’ victory and starting off 2020 with a huge win.

[Also Read: Na'Vi are the Champions of IEM Katowice 2020]


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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.