PGL will now stream on Kick for upcoming CS2 Major tournament – The Counter-Strike 2 esports scene has been raging with the recently concluded IEM Katowice 2024 attracting over 972,000 peak viewers during the Grand Finals. PGL, one of the largest organizer of CS2, revealed that they will be shifting their streaming to Kick for their upcoming Major tournament. Here’s everything you need to know about the topic.
PGL will now stream on Kick for upcoming CS2 Major tournament
Till date, all major esports tournaments have been livestreamed on either YouTube or Twitch. But the scene is changing with PGL opting another rising streaming platform for their upcoming tournament. PGL has been one of the largest esports organizers in the Counter-Strike 2 and DOTA 2 competitive scenes. It will be hosting the upcoming CS2 competition called PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 which boasts a $1.25 million USD prize pool.
📺 PGL is now streaming live on @KickStreaming 🚀 Dive into the heart of the action with PGL CS2 Major Copenhagen 2024 – all without a single ad interruption! 🎮💥 Follow our channels for a great viewing experience:
— PGL (@pglesports) February 13, 2024
On Feb. 13, PGL announced that they will be streaming the upcoming PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 on Kick.com. Interested fans can catch the tournament ad-free on the following two Kick channels, PGL and pglcs2. This move is bound to attract a lot of CS2 fans onto Kick. If the broadcasting is done smoothly, Kick may emerge as an alternative platform for streaming esports tournaments, giving tough competition to Twitch and YouTube.
According to Esports Charts, the viewership numbers of IEM Katowice 2024 surpassed last year’s tournament figures. We saw a jump from 726.8K to 972.3K peak viewers (which is roughly a gain of 33 percent). Moreover, the average number of viewers on the tournament’s broadcasts also increased by 22 percent. The most impressive growth was shown by the Polish broadcast of the tournament, setting up a new record for esports viewership in the last five years.
If Kick manages to bring in such numbers to its platforms with esports, it might soon replace Twitch as the go-to platform for esports. Stay tuned with us to get more updates from the streaming and esports industry.