The 2021 PGL Major set several new records for highest-viewed CSGO events, racking up the numbers as people tuned in to the first LAN with fans in what felt like forever.
It wasn’t even the last day of the tournament, and the PGL Major 2021 smashed the records of the other top 5 events, all Majors as well.
On November 5, during the NAVI vs Vitality quarterfinal match there was a peak viewer count of 1.35 million, with over 500,000 watching on Russian language streams.
🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 2.5M+ Peak Viewers on 2nd map @natusvincere vs @G2esports, #PGLMajor Grand Finals.https://t.co/7JfiRnadGg@pglesports @CSGO
— Esports Charts (@EsportsCharts) November 7, 2021
That would just be the appetizer though, as on the day of the Grand Final it seemed like every esports fan was tuning in, with a final peak viewership of 2,748,850.
This absolutely demolishes the previous record, which was held by the ELEAGUE Major 2017 with 1,331,781 viewers at one time. The top most-viewed CSGO events following PGL Major Stockholm 2021 are listed below:
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- PGL Major 2021 — 2,748,850
- ELEAGUE Major 2017 — 1,331,781
- ELEAGUE Major 2018 — 1,329,096
- IEM Katowice 2019 — 1,205,103
- FACEIT Major London — 1,084,946
The record-breaking quarterfinals matches set up a penultimate day that also drew millions of viewers in. But the Grand Final of NAVI vs G2 was literally a must-watch match that shattered every existing Major CSGO viewership record.
Be sure to catch up on all the results at the PGL 2021 major with our official hub.