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Evo Championship Sets Record

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The Evo Championship Series, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, has smashed all previous reported records for unique online viewers of a competitive gaming event. Take a second and pat yourself on the back if you helped set this record. Over 2 million unique viewers tuned into the live stream to watch thousands of the worlds best players compete in the championships.

Viewers consumed over 1.9 million hours of video content, and tuned in for an average of 55 minutes each. Evo also dominated the social networks, becoming trending topics on Twitter. During the electrifying finals on July 31st, the fate of the finalists was so popular that four of them were trending simultaneously, making Evo players 4 of the world's top 10 trending topics on Twitter.

With over 2,400 competitors and thousands of fans in attendance, Evo 2011 was the best-attended fighting game tournament in history, as competitors battled through the double-elimination brackets for titles across Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat, Tekken 6, and BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2.

Congratulations everyone who participated in this great event!

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