The VCT Game Changers Championship 2023 has made a monumental impact in the realm of women’s esports, achieving a historic viewership milestone. This VALORANT tournament, focusing on women and marginalized genders, has set a new standard for engagement and audience reach.
- Peak Viewership: The championship peaked at 293,993 viewers.
- Broadcast Diversity: Over 140 channels broadcasted the event, including official VALORANT channels and popular co-streams.
- Historical Comparison: This viewership surpasses the 2022 championship by over 50,000 viewers.
The Grand Finale: Shopify Rebellion vs. Team Liquid
- Epic Showdown: The grand final match between Shopify Rebellion and Team Liquid was a significant contributor to the record-breaking viewership.
Key Metrics of Success
- Increased Hours Watched: Nearly 200,000 more hours were watched in 2023 compared to the previous year.
- Average Viewership: The tournament saw an increase of 10,000 average viewers, despite having two-and-a-half hours less airtime.
Ranking in Women’s Esports Tournaments
- Third Most-Watched: The 2023 championship now ranks as the third most-watched women’s esports tournament in history.
- Comparison with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang: It trails behind two Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournaments, with the highest reaching 1.36 million viewers.
The Growth of Women’s Tournaments in Esports
The VCT Game Changers Championship 2023 not only signifies a milestone for VALORANT but also highlights the rising prevalence of women’s tournaments in the esports industry.
Currently, the top ten most-viewed tournaments are dominated by Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and VALORANT, showcasing a growing interest and support for women’s esports.