Six Invitational 2024 Sets Esports Viewing Record in Brazil

Six Invitational 2024 Sets Esports Viewing Record in Brazil

28. February 2024 by Never

The Six Invitational 2024 of Rainbow Six Siege has made history as the most-watched esports event ever, reaching a peak viewership of 521,349 spectators. This annual end-of-season event, held in São Paulo, Brazil, recorded an average viewership of 109,091 spectators over 119 hours of broadcast, according to data provided by Esports Charts.

W7M Esports Triumphs

Brazilian organization W7M Esports, the winner of the last Major, emerged victorious against FaZe Clan in the Grand Final, securing $1 million of the $3 million prize pool. Additionally, W7M Esports was the most-watched esports organization, accumulating 5 million hours viewed.


Turning Point for Rainbow Six Siege Esports

This milestone signifies a turning point for the Rainbow Six Siege esports scene, dispelling concerns about the game’s popularity in the industry. Peak viewership numbers had declined in each consecutive Six Invitational since 2018.

Viewership Growth

In previous years, the most-watched Six Invitational was in 2018, with a peak of 316,096 viewers, followed closely by 2019 with 315,240 viewers. This year’s figure more than doubles the 232,000 viewers of the Six Invitational 2023.


Global Audience

The Six Invitational, which concluded on February 25th, marks the culmination of the Rainbow Six Siege esports season. Despite the event being held in Brazil and won by a Brazilian team, the majority of viewers came from English-language streams, peaking at over 375,000, compared to 118,483 in Portuguese. Most viewers also tuned in via Twitch (459,619), compared to YouTube (58,942).


BLAST’s Involvement

The Six Invitational 2024 is the first year BLAST has operated the Rainbow Six Siege esports circuit, and the first time an R6 LAN event has been held in Brazil since 2018. BLAST reached a multi-year agreement with Ubisoft to operate the R6 Siege esports scene in December 2022.

Six Invitational 2024: Rainbow Six Siege Sets Esports Viewing Record in Brazil

The record-breaking viewership of the Six Invitational 2024 underscores the growing popularity and global appeal of Rainbow Six Siege esports. With Brazil as the host country and W7M Esports as the champion, the event marks a significant milestone in the game’s competitive landscape.