Congratulations, Blizzard! StarCraft beats the NHL. I guess that’s something, right? Mike Morhaime and Itzik Ben-Bassat told PC Gamer that they could see their eSport favorite support a full 24-hour broadcast channel five years from now.
We were just told the other day that by numbers, StarCraft is bigger than the NHL. If you look just as the last month, we had several live broadcasts, MLG Dallas with record breaking concurrent viewers. Even the Heart of the Swarm release was really successful, with high viewership numbers.
The numbers this year are double the numbers of last year, and we hope to see this trend continuing. If we’re able to double these numbers again next year, we’re getting into very interesting mass market entertainment numbers – especially in the US.