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- ESL announces that Season 11 of ESL Pro League is officially the most successful season in the competition's history.
- Stats, when compared to the last season of ESL Pro League, show a huge increase in the total watch time of the tournament.
- Match between Astralis and Na'Vi attained the highest peak viewership of all the matches played in Season 11.
The 11th Season of ESL Pro League which came to an end on 12th April with Fnatic and Team Liquid lifting the trophy for their respective regions has officially been declared as “The most-watched season in its history.”
Combining both the regions Europe and North America, the tournament accumulated a total watch time of 48.2 million hours, while witnessing a peak viewership of 489,120 viewers observed in the second stage of the European division in the match between Astralis and Na’Vi.
The tournament which was broadcasted in 16 different languages witnessed quite a growth when it came to the total numbers of hours watched, with a 113.2% increase when compared to the last season. The peak viewership, on the other hand, did not observe a really big jump with an increase of only 17.1%.
The following season of ESL Pro League faced a lot of public backlash for changing its format due to the rival league FLASHPOINT announcing its first season around the same time, and as soon as that matter was handled by ESL, the Coronavirus pandemic forced the organizers to divide the league between the two regions.
The European division was certainly the more competitive between the two with a banger of a grand finale played between Fnatic and mousesports which went down to the wire. The Swedes came through as the victors which helped them achieve the number one spot on the HLTV global rank list, dethroning Na’Vi who had been on the top for the last two months.