Valve's huge Dota 2 tournament The International 2014 reached a pretty impressive audience - over 20 million people watched the grand finals, which were eventually won by team Newbee.
That's something, but it's more impressive when you consider that a Valve representative"does not include ESPN, MTG Europe, or CCTV China TV coverage."that the figure
The number of concurrent online viewers peaked at 2 million. That's more than twice as many people than watched last year's tournament. By next year I expect roughly half the world's population to be glued to their Twitch stream.
Valve also took the opportunity to announce a new hero for Dota 2 during the tournament, . There were fireworks and everything, it was a hell of a thing. If you knew what was going on, that is.
Did you catch The International? Plan to tune in again next year?