The broadcast on Twitch watched 100 viewers.
June 15 in Moscow in the sports complex CSKA (accommodates 10 thousand people) passed the Moscow Cyber Cup tournament on the football simulator FIFA 19. Moscow authorities have allocated more than 30 million rubles for its holding. According to cyberslovo cybersport analyst and journalist Anatoly Aminev , about 10 people attended the tournament.
As Aminev said, the event began at 9 am and lasted until 9:30 pm. Judging by the photos from the sports complex, most of the chairs in the hall were really empty. They are also visible in the Instagram stories of the Burito frontman who was supposed to perform at the tournament.
Aminev noted that blogger Yevgeny Savin and journalist Maria Kommandnaya with a fee of 450,000 rubles were claimed in the documentation from the Moscow Cyber Cup tenders. According to him, Nikita Kovalchuk was the only leading video blogger. Although he did not cover the event in any of his social networks, he got into the frame in the photo report of the e-sports club Lokomotiv. Kovalchuk did not respond to request for work at the event.
No more viewers watched the Moscow Cyber Cup online. According to the information of the analytical center Esports Charts, on average, 87 people followed the broadcast on Twitch, at the peak moment – 136 viewers. Competitions were also shown on the Match TV site, but there are no statistics on the number of viewers or views.
Record stream tournament on Twitch. Carefully, in the mat
- The tournament, conducted by the Directorate of sports and entertainment events related to the Department of Sports of Moscow. The partners were the Department of Information Technologies of Moscow and TASS;
- According to the tenders, over 30 million rubles were allocated from the budget for its holding. This amount is comparable to the official FIFA 19 competitions held in the US among dozens of players from around the world;
- Initially there was information about the prize fund of one million rubles, but less than a week later, the organizers announced a prize of 160 thousand rubles. They explained this to EA Sports’ publisher FIFA 19;
- A week before the tournament, he stopped being international and became Russian. Foreign cybersportsmen were notified that they could not participate, and explained this to the rules of EA;
- Learning about the competition was difficult. He practically had no advertising in social networks or posters on the streets of Moscow. Even participating cybersportsmen and video bloggers almost did not write about him.