Over the weekend, the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, played host to the culmination of the FNCS Global Championship 2023.
This spectacular event marked a remarkable milestone, attracting more than 720,000 viewers at its peak, according to data platform Esports Charts. These viewership numbers secured its place as the fourth most watched Fortnite event in the game's history.
These impressive viewership numbers establish the FNCS Global Championship 2023 as not only the most watched Fortnite event of the year, but also one of the most watched in the game's history. According to data from Esports Charts, it claims the prestigious fourth spot in the all-time viewership rankings, with the top three spots still occupied by iconic events from 2018 and 2019, including the unforgettable 2019 World Cup Finals, which remains the game's most-watched spectacle.
The FNCS Global Championship 2023 was a compelling testament to the success of the new tournament format. The strategic inclusion of major tournaments throughout the season, coupled with the grand return of a single large-scale LAN event as the season's grand finale, proved to be a masterstroke. These changes significantly boosted viewership and reinvigorated Fortnite, especially after a period of relative silence due to the pandemic and its aftermath.
The LAN event was flawlessly orchestrated by BLAST and featured a coveted trophy created by renowned glassware and jewelry manufacturer Swarovski.
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