there are 14,000 viewers on the streams listed on the right side on TL, that's a freakin' lot. Besides, Totalbiscuit is casting a tournament right now with 3K+ more viewers, which means around 17K viewers, pretty nice...
Could you guys list the biggest esports numbers you've heard about ? NO bullshit, NO PR, real numbers.
(like the Gom TV classic invitational when they claimed 1 million hits on the stream, yeah right)
Also, I don't use numbers on the course of the tournament, only the maximum amount of users at the same time, (no cumulative blabla).
CPL 2004 finals Counter-Strike:
HLTV - 52,000 viewers + stream (unknown)
ESWC 2006 finals Counter-Strike:
HLTV - 33,000 viewers + stream 30k viewers
Warcraft 3 - PGL2007 - (China)
PPTV (p2p stream) - 120,000 viewers (as said by the Chinese...)
GomTV Classic Invitational
GomTV (stream) - ????
I'd like more key numbers because I feel like the numbers we see right now really could attract massive advertising investments...