Call of Duty League Champs 2023 records increased viewership

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Call of Duty League Champs 2023, the season-ending event of its franchised CoD league, has recorded an increase in viewership compared to the same event last year.

According to esports viewership and data platform Esports Charts, the 2023 edition of the tournament saw around 294,000 peak viewers, which is around 20,000 more than last year. Average concurrent viewers and total watch hours also increased.

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The average viewership of the event that took place at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas was around 175,000, which is better than last year’s 104,000 viewers. Total views climbed to over 11m compared to 6.6m last year, as well. Interestingly, the 2023 edition had five hours less air time than the 2022 edition.

The most-watched match was the grand final between Toronto Ultra and New York Subliners, which ultimately saw the New York-based team become victors. This is the first title for the Subliners, and the second time that Toronto Ultra has finished the playoffs as a runner-up. This year also saw Atlanta FaZe win the regular season, for the fourth time in a row.

The event is the fourth most-watched CoD League event to date, surpassing the CoD League 2023 Stage 4 Major. The increase in viewers shows a trend in the CoD League, with each end-of-season event recording slightly better metrics than the one before it. The most-watched Call of Duty League event ever is the COD League 2023: Stage 3 Major, which saw around 335,000 viewers tune in at its peak.

Call of Duty is one of the most-known FPS leagues in the world. The franchised league’s fourth season, which concluded on June 18th, 2023, was the first one that concluded in June instead of August, having started earlier.

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.