CS:GO: see the 5 biggest audiences in history in finals

FaZe Clan and Natus Vincere dominate the list of the biggest FPS tournament decision auditions

Counter – Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) has been acquiring increasing numbers of audience in its main tournaments and consolidating itself as one of the main electronic sports at the moment. The finals, in particular, tend to reach huge peaks of viewers and further highlight the success of the FPS. Although Major tournaments are the ones that attract the most attention from fans of the category, other competitions, such as the recent IEM Cologne 2022 , also manage to break records. Next, see the CS:GO tournament finals with the biggest audiences in history. It is worth remembering that the information on the number of spectators is from the Esports Charts portal .

5. IEM Cologne 2022

Last Sunday (17), FaZe Clan and Natus Vincere made an exciting final at IEM Cologne 2022. After a five-game marathon, FaZe was crowned champion , lifted the cup in Germany and consolidated itself once and for all as the best team in the world currently. In this period, the series between the teams reached a peak of 1.25 million viewers, adding all the official broadcasts of the competition.

It is worth noting that this number made IEM Cologne 2022 the most watched CS:GO final in history considering non-Major tournaments. That title belonged to IEM Katowice 2022 , which reached 1.1 million viewers in its decision in February, which curiously was won by the same FaZe Clan.

4. ELEAGUE Major 2018 (FaZe Clan x Cloud9)

On January 28, 2018, FaZe Clan and Cloud9 competed in the final of the 2018 ELEAGUE Major in Boston, United States. The winner was Cloud9, who edged out their upset rival 2–1 after an overtime on the last map. The result also marked the first Major title by a North American team in CS:GO history. Today, this decision is the fourth most watched among all FPS tournaments, reaching a peak of 1.32 million viewers.

3. ELEAGUE Major 2017 (Astralis x Virtus.pro)

In 2017, Astralis took its first steps towards dominating the main CS:GO competitions. His first major achievement as a Major was at the 2017 ELEAGUE Major, held in Atlanta, United States. In the final, the Danes faced Virtus.pro, who had won a very tight series against the Brazilians SK Gaming in the semifinals. Despite the difficulties, Astralis won a comeback 2–1 to lift the competition’s cup. That series had a peak of 1.33 million viewers.

2. PGL Major Antwerp 2022 (FaZe Clan x Track Defeat)

In May, the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 was held in Belgium. As with IEM Cologne 2022, the final was also held between FaZe Clan and Natus Vincere. This time it was a more controlled series by FaZe, who won 2–0 to lift the competition cup. Despite not having as much emotion as other aforementioned finals, the decision reached a peak of 2.1 million viewers, making it the second most watched CS:GO tournament final to date.

1. PGL Major Stockholm 2021 (Wanna Win x G2 Esports)

The PGL Major Stockholm 2021 was a major milestone in the CS:GO community as it was the first Major to be held after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hungry for lan action, FPS fans have made the competition the absolute leader in the game’s tournament audience. The final between Natus Vincere and G2 Esports peaked at over 2.7 million viewers. Everyone followed Na’Vi beat G2 in the decision and star Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev lifted the first Major cup of his career.

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