Just days after Nintendo tried to keep Super Smash Bros. Melee from being played and streamed at EVO 2013, over 100,000 people tuned in concurrently on Twitch.tv for the finals matches of Melee.
As confirmed by Tom ‘inkblot’ Cannon, this is a record for EVO 2013 and FGC as a whole.
For now, Smash Bros Melee is the most watched fighting game in history, with 100k concurrent #evo2013 viewers!
— Tom Cannon (@ProtomCannon) July 14, 2013
We can only hope that this shows Nintendo and the rest of the industry just how important eSports and the competitive fighting game community can be.