DreamHack and TwitchTV Announce Record-Breaking Online Viewership

Today we’re announcing the official viewership numbers from DreamHack Summer 2011 on TwitchTV. DreamHack has become one of the great global gaming events, and the viewership proves it. See below for the official press release…


DreamHack and TwitchTV Announce Record-Breaking Online Viewership

1.5 Million Viewers tuned in for DreamHack Summer 2011 on TwitchTV, the world’s largest competitive video game broadcasting community

July 14, 2011 – San Francisco, CA – DreamHack, the world’s largest computer festival, and TwitchTV, the world’s largest competitive video game broadcasting community, today announced record-breaking viewer statistics for DreamHack Summer 2011.

“For the first time in the history of DreamHack we’re proud to announce detailed and accurate statistics from our broadcasts thanks to TwitchTV,” said Fredrik Nyström, press officer at DreamHack. “We’re thrilled about the mind-blowing results and are blown away by the growth and excitement around the event. It has truly become one of the most important events for the digital youth generation.”

Between June 18-21, DreamHack hosted their Summer 2011 event in Stockholm. 12,475 on-site visitors and millions of fans followed the event online thanks to hundreds of community journalists, HD live-streams provided by TwitchTV, mainstream coverage by Swedish National Television, internet forums and social media.

“DreamHack is one of the world’s preeminent gaming events and we’re proud to be working with them,” said Emmett Shear, co-founder and CTO of Justin.tv, and general manager of TwitchTV. “These kinds of numbers are further proof that competitive video gaming has arrived, and that the ecosystem that surrounds it is a viable and growing industry. The viewership for this one event rivals that of major sporting events on broadcast television. We’re very excited to see this kind of engagement.”

DreamHack offered over 22 high definition competitive video gaming channels including StarCraft II, Bloodline Champions, and Counter-Strike, in addition to stage channels from DreamArena Extreme, the Day9 tent and the Main DreamHack stage. DreamHack together with sponsors and community partners produced around 400 hours of live-streamed video content during the three event days.

In total, over 3 million people watched DreamHack Summer 2011 online when including all unofficial live streams by partners, exhibiting companies and the Swedish National Television broadcasting at SVT Play.


  • Concurrent viewers, average peak: 62,003
  • Concurrent viewers, highest peak: 179,446
  • Unique video views: 1,740,771
  • Absolute unique viewers: 1,494,026
  • Total Viewing Time (hours): 17,324 hours

Top-10 countries
United States, Sweden, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, Russian Federation, Poland, Norway

About DreamHack
DreamHack is the World’s Largest Computer Festival. DreamHack’s roots and core is the LAN party, with the major events DreamHack Summer and Winter, where participants bring their own computers and connect to the Internet in a large local area network which basically BECOMES the Internet by sheer scale. DreamHack is also Sweden’s first consumer-oriented trade show / event / festival for computer games, game consoles and computers. The events are a platform for tournaments in eSports, knowledge and creative competitions, concerts by famous music artists, lectures by game developers and much more. Learn more at http://www.dreamhack.se.

About TwitchTV
TwitchTV is the world’s largest video game entertainment and chat community. Not only does TwitchTV have all the top gaming personalities, players, tournaments and commentary, but the most active and interesting discussions around video games. TwitchTV provides publishers and advertisers a platform to create long-term engagement and commitment from gamers. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.

About Matthew DiPietro

Vice President of Marketing at Twitch.

Posted on 14/07/2011, in Events, Gaming. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. this is just great and a step to a higher level for JTV.
    i am happy to be a part of the community.

    good luck for the future & keep on pwning!

    http://www.justin.tv/peazy86 ~ http://www.twitch.tv/peazy86

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