ESL Pro League Season 4 ends in Brazil with sold out arena & 16 million views online

04 November 2016


The grand finals of the fourth season of the ESL Pro League were held last weekend at the sold out Ginasio do Ibirapuera arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Over 6000 fans attended each of the event days, cheering for their local heroes, SK Gaming, who powered through to the final but ultimately lost to North American team Cloud9. If you missed out on the season 4 finals then check out the below infographic that G2 Esports put together


The finals achieved an impressive 18% increase in the total number of sessions over last season, with a 13% increase in the number of hours watched. The event clocked above 16 million views, with the peak concurrent viewership reaching over 400,000 viewers. Overall, close to 5.5 million hours of content was consumed by the online audience.

The finals also recorded quite extensive engagement on social media, securing over 74 million impressions on Facebook and Twitter, with the engagement passing the 12 million mark.

Ulrich Schulze, Vice President Pro Gaming at ESL commented: “Sao Paulo provided an impressive backdrop and a highly enthusiastic audience for a final that yielded some stunning matches. Our global audience continues to grow and consume more of our content every year, and we saw almost 4 million people tune in from Brazil for the finals. That’s a result we’re incredibly proud of.”

Esports Insider says: A near miss then for SK Gaming in their home nation but congratulations to Cloud9 for the win and the $200,000 (£160,469) purse.