eSports Week In Review | Hulu and ESL, eSports TV Ratings, My Week With Soylent

ESPORTS WEEK IN REVIEW | HULU AND ESL, ESPORTS TV RATINGS, MY WEEK WITH SOYLENT

eSports Week In Review (Photo: Pixabay)

eSports Week In Review (Photo: Pixabay)

TNL Take: This past week on The Next Level, we took a deep dive into Hulu and ESL's exclusive eSports content deal, top ratings for DisneyXD, The CW and TBS and another installment of the new feature, eSports Brand Test: My Week with Soylent.

 

MONDAY 10/09

eSports Brand Test: My Week With Soylent

eSports Brand Test: My Week With Soylent (Photo: Soylent)

eSports Brand Test: My Week With Soylent (Photo: Soylent)

Hulu and ESL's Exclusive eSports Deal (Photo: ESL)

Hulu and ESL's Exclusive eSports Deal (Photo: ESL)

2017 Nintendo World Championship on DisneyXD (Photo: Nintendo)

2017 Nintendo World Championship on DisneyXD (Photo: Nintendo)

 

 

THURSDAY 10/12

The Next Level was off

 

 

Have a great weekend!

eSports Week In Review | YouTube vs. Twitch, TV Ratings, Brand Test: Go Cubes

ESPORTS WEEK IN REVIEW | YOUTUBE VS. TWITCH, TV RATINGS, BRAND TEST: GO CUBES

Let's Play Some Games (Photo: JEShoots)

Let's Play Some Games (Photo: JEShoots)

TNL Take: This week, saw the first phase of the launch of the The Next Level 3.0 with a revamped newsletter and podcast section.  

We also looked at YouTube fighting back against Twitch, eSports TV Ratings including The International 2017 Finals on Indian television and a new feature, Brand Test: My Week with Go Cubes.

 

MONDAY 09/25

YouTube Vs. Twitch

YouTube vs. Twitch (Graphic: Jordan Fragen)

YouTube vs. Twitch (Graphic: Jordan Fragen)

Go Cubes (Photo: Nootrobox)

Go Cubes (Photo: Nootrobox)

 

WEDNESDAY 09/27

NY Media Festival Games Conference (Photo: DMW)

NY Media Festival Games Conference (Photo: DMW)

DOTA2's The International 2017 Finals on Indian Television (Photo: DSport)

DOTA2's The International 2017 Finals on Indian Television (Photo: DSport)

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

eSports Week In Review | 40 Colleges Giving $4M+ In Scholarships, ELEAGUE's Record Ratings

ESPORTS WEEK IN REVIEW | 40 COLLEGES GIVING $4M+ IN SCHOLARSHIPS, ELEAGUE'S RECORD RATINGS

 

ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Winner Punk (Photo: Turner)

ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Winner Punk (Photo: Turner)

TNL Take: Even with a short week - when did Memorial Day extend into Tuesday? - eSports still saw a lot of activity.  We looked at the massive growth in the Collegiate eSports space as well as ELEAGUE's fantastic TV ratings for Street Fighter.

Naturally the biggest news of the week was dropped on Thursday morning with Riot Games "worst-kept-secret" of franchising coming to NA League of Legends which The Next Level will cover next week.

Here's what happened this week:

 

WEDNESDAY 05/31

2017 Q2 COLLEGIATE ESPORTS REPORT: 40 SCHOOLS GIVING $4M+ IN SCHOLARSHIPS

TNL Infographic 041: 2017 Q2 Schools With eSports Scholarships (Infographic: The Next Level, Source: James Kozachuk)

TNL Infographic 041: 2017 Q2 Schools With eSports Scholarships (Infographic: The Next Level, Source: James Kozachuk)

TNL Infographic 042: 2017 Q2 US Schools With eSports Scholarships (Infographic: The Next Level, Source: James Kozachuk)

TNL Infographic 042: 2017 Q2 US Schools With eSports Scholarships (Infographic: The Next Level, Source: James Kozachuk)

TNL Infographic 043: 50 US Schools With eSports Scholarships, Programs, Courses (Infographic: The Next Level, Source: James Kozachuk)

TNL Infographic 043: 50 US Schools With eSports Scholarships, Programs, Courses (Infographic: The Next Level, Source: James Kozachuk)

TNL Infographic 044: 2017 Q2 eSports TV Ratings (Infographic: The Next Level)

TNL Infographic 044: 2017 Q2 eSports TV Ratings (Infographic: The Next Level)

TNL Infographic 045: ELEAGUE TV Ratings History -Total Viewers (Infographic: The Next Level)

TNL Infographic 045: ELEAGUE TV Ratings History -Total Viewers (Infographic: The Next Level)

 

NEXT WEEK ON THE NEXT LEVEL
 

  • LEAGUE OF LEGENDS FRANCHISING: WHAT'S IT MEAN FOR ESPORTS?
  • TNL ESPORTS GUEST PODCAST 005: PARIS-ST GERMAIN, HEAD OF ESPORTS W/ BORA "YELLOSTAR" KIM
  • ESPORTS TEAM BRAND DEALS: DR. PEPPER, VODAPHONE, RUSSIAN BANK
  • BUD LIGHTS 2ND YEAR INVESTING IN ESPORTS
  • MORE BRANDS THAT SPONSORED EA MADDEN'S CLUB SERIES
  • AND MORE....

 

Have a great weekend!

2017 eSports TV Ratings: ELEAGUE Finals Reach 335K Viewers, #2 Show For 2017

ESPORTS TV RATINGS: ELEAGUE FINALS REACH 335K VIEWERS, #2 SHOW FOR 2017

ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Winner Punk (Photo: Turner)

ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Winner Punk (Photo: Turner)

TNL Take: This weekend saw ELEAGUE's Street Fighter V Invitational come to a conclusion with Victor "Punk" Woodley winning the inaugural tournament taking home $150,000. 

TNL Infographic 044: 2017 Q2 eSports TV Ratings (Infographic: The Next Level)

TNL Infographic 044: 2017 Q2 eSports TV Ratings (Infographic: The Next Level)

  • ELEAGUE Street Fighter: The Finals reached 335,000 total viewers and 183,000 in the 18-49 demo making it the top rated show for Street Fighter's season as well as the #2 show for the year.

For comparison, If the ELEAGUE Finals were on The CW on a Thursday night at 9PM vs. on TBS on a Friday at 10PM, it would have been the #1 rated show for the year.

When looking at ELEAGUE's TV ratings history, Street Fighter performed well when compared vs. Counter-Strike Season 1.

TNL Infographic 045: ELEAGUE TV Ratings History - Total Viewers (Infographic: The Next Level)

TNL Infographic 045: ELEAGUE TV Ratings History - Total Viewers (Infographic: The Next Level)

This isn't surprising as the Fighting genre is much easier for a casual fan to understand.

Here's what I said last July in The Next Level 031 after ESPN showed Street Fighter at EVO last year:

The Next Level 031 (Photo: The Next Level)

The Next Level 031 (Photo: The Next Level)

ELEAGUE announced the return of Counter-Strike this fall.

 

But there's another league that ELEAGUE hasn't announced yet and that could be even bigger than Street Fighter.