Nearly 5 million viewers tuned in to the EVO 2017 Street Fighter 5 finals

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • August 4, 2017 at 3:39 p.m. PDT

The Street Fighter 5 finals at EVO reached an all-time viewership high this year. Across its various broadcasting platforms, nearly 5 million viewers tuned in to catch the amazing, top-level action.

Airing on ESPN2 for the second time and making a debut on Disney XD brought in an estimated total of 3.1 million viewers. Adding Twitch's total unique viewership of 1.65 million results in an overall total of 4.75 million, making this the most-watched FGC event ever.

Contributing writer Michael "Bizarro Mike" Martin reported the finals numbers over on the official Capcom Pro Tour website. Taking into account the combined averages of all three platforms, we see that over 500,000 concurrent viewers watched on finals day.

This year's top 8 ranked among the best of the best, as the community marveled at FOX|Tokido's first EVO victory in a main Street Fighter title. The extraordinary level of play showcased throughout the finals seemed to reinvigorate interest in Street Fighter 5 for some fans who may have lost it during the game's rocky lifespan.

What made the action even more epic is the fact that each finalist played a character different from one another in top 8. This is a refreshing change of pace from last year where we saw three Nash and two Chun-Li players on the main stage.

If you didn't get a chance to witness Street Fighter 5's finals at EVO, fear not. Disney XD is re-airing the top 8 this Sunday, August 6th, at 6 p.m. PDT.

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