Game Changers Championship becomes the most watched Female Esports event
As expected, this record came to life during the Grand Finals matchup between Shopify Rebellion Female and G2 Gozen where both teams contributed equally to provide an entertaining watch for the viewers both online and those attending the event at the venue. The face-off to win the first GC LAN event and a greater share of the prize pool amassed a whopping 239.3K Peak Viewers, while the event witnessed a total of 5.4 million Hours watched drawing 114.9K Average Viewers.
These records have propelled VCT 2022 Game Changers Championship to the No.1 spot in female esports by hours watched and ranked second by peak viewership with only Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Women's Invitational being higher with 392.4K viewers. With this event, the previous record for Valorant GC events has also been shattered with VCT GC 2022 - East Asia leading the peak viewership charts with a measly 66.2K viewers.
A look toward the famous FPS CSGO reveals that their ESL Impact League Season 1 had only 29K average viewers and 110K peak viewers, which contrasts the growth that Valorant has witnessed within the brief period it has had to mature in the esports industry. Its accessibility and promotion of the Game Changers division is nothing short of an achievement.