Smash Bros Melee breaks Evo viewership record
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 15, 2013 10:40AM PDT
A fighting game stream that Nintendo nearly blocked ended up breaking records at Evo 2013. The event's founder, Tom Cannon, says that the stream of Super Smash Bros Melee hit 100,000 concurrent viewers over the weekend.
According to a tweet from Cannon (via CVG), this makes it the most watched fighting game in the tournament's history. Nintendo briefly blocked the event from broadcasting its Smash Bros tournament last week, but subsequently reversed its position in response to fan outcry.
Here, watch some of the insanity: