Astralis Takes ELEAGUE Major, Breaks Twitch Records
It didn’t look good for the Danes as the match started with opponents Virtus.pro shooting into the lead on
The second map, Overpass is one of
The final map was Train, on which Virtus.pro are known for destroying their opponents utterly. Despite that,
After VP took another round—making the score 14-12—it looked like it was all over for the Danes. Somehow though they were able to pull themselves into the lead, taking out four straight rounds, the map, the championship and the $500,000 first prize.
“We saw how strong we were at ECS and we were probably like three times stronger. And we can get even stronger, so I think we actually sent a statement out there today by winning against Virtus and also the last couple of days we’ve beaten Fnatic, we’ve beaten Na’Vi and we haven’t really peaked yet.”
The previous record was held by another Counter-Strike: GO event, the ESL One Cologne in 2016, which garnered 890,000 concurrent viewers. This year’s final made it over the 1 million viewer line, finally peaking at 1,026,000 viewers.