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Super Smash Bros. Melee at Genesis 7 failed to hit the peak viewership of Genesis 6

Super Smash Bros. Melee has always been able to pull in big viewership numbers, but SSBM at Genesis Seven couldn’t quite replicate the numbers it had at Genesis Six, according to Esports Charts.

The numbers still were fairly high, though. Genesis Seven hit a higher peak viewership number than the Call of Duty League 2020 Launch Weekend. It wasn’t by much, but the grand finals set between Zain Naghmi and Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma had a peak viewership of 102,924 on Twitch, while CoD League peaked at 102,891 on YouTube.

Genesis 7 @ #G7 on Twitter

What. A. Weekend. Thank you to everyone who tuned in, to those of you who traveled from across the world, the AMAZING talented individuals who put their hearts & souls on the line to prove who the best in the game is. We wouldn’t be here without yall. https://t.co/hzuap8Ono0

Going off of the historical numbers for Melee, no other tournaments will hit those peaks again throughout 2020. Genesis Six pulled in a peak of 174,392 viewers and 3.5 million hours watched, which rivaled Evo-level numbers for almost every fighting game title. No tournament even came close to that for the rest of the year, with the closest being The Big House Nine at 85,000. 

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