PGL Major Antwerp 2022 becomes second most-watched tournament with 2 mln viewership2022-05-23 07:02:00
PGL Major Antwerp 2022 became the second most-watched tournament in the history of CS:GO. The event gathered more than 2 mln fans at its peak and gathered over 67 mln hours watched according to Esports Charts.
That places Antwerp right after the latest major in Stockholm, which was also run by PGL. It had 2.7 mln at peak, but the hours watched numbers are comparable.
Belgium event stands out from the others as it sets the record for group stage peak. Brazilian fans made it possible when they were cheering for Imperial against Cloud9. With their share of 700k viewers, that match had a peak viewership of 1.096 mln. It was overthrown a day later as FURIA played against G2 Esports and gathered 1.116 mln observers.
PGL Major Antwerp was running on May 9-22 2022 in Belgium. 24 teams competed for a million dollars prize pool. In the grand final, FaZe Clan defeated the latest trophy holder NAVI with a score of 2:0. The next Major will be held by ESL in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.