Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for – the replays of all tournament matches have been edited, rendered, and uploaded for your viewing convenience.
If you’re unfamiliar with who I am, I’m Parkzer – one of the shoutcasters for Hard Drop, and the lead coordinator for live streaming for the Tetris Tournament Online II. I can honestly say I was very satisfied with how the stream of the finals turned out, and I’m glad that I was able to be a part of it. To demonstrate exactly why, I decided to share some stats about the stream.
First of all, I’d like to start with the number of concurrent viewers for Tetris Tournament Online I (last year’s stream): about 1,000 across two streams. This stream was run entirely by the staff members at Blue Planet Software through UStream, and there was a lot of controversy regarding the quality of their streaming and commentary.
Here are the stats for this year’s TTO2 stream, entirely managed and run by the streaming crew at Hard Drop via Twitch.TV.
Maximum concurrent viewers: 2,049. This means that, at one point during the stream, we had over 2,000 different people watching at the exact same time.
Total video plays: 74,564. This means that our stream was loaded 74.5k times throughout the event (this counts people who refreshed the stream as multiple plays).
Total unique visitors: 37,960. This means that we had almost 38k DIFFERENT PEOPLE who saw at least some portion of the finals tournament broadcast.
Of course, we definitely did not do this alone. First of all, I would like to give a huge shoutout and thanks to Twitch.TV for all the promotion and support they have given us throughout the tournament. They featured us on their home page, and I personally think it was one of the biggest influences to our viewership. Also, a very special thanks to Ernest Le from Partnership Strategy at Twitch.TV – he has worked with me closely leading up to and throughout the entire tournament to ensure we have the best streaming experience possible.
We also have thanks to give to Blue Planet Software and Tetris Online. Not only did they donate all the prizes for the tournament, they also helped us promote the tournament by posting a news story on the home page of TetrisFriends.com, bringing awareness to our event.
And finally, a huge shout-out and thank you to all our viewers and supporters who watched any portion of the stream. You guys are the reason we’re able to do this, and you guys are my primary motivation for getting back on the stream each week.
If you missed the stream, it’s definitely worth checking out the replays. If you’re interested in just the matches, you can use the videos embedded above. If you want to watch the whole stream, including the pre-game show, all the technical difficulties I had while the stream was live, and the fan games we had at the end of the tournament, you can watch the raw replay files on our Twitch.TV channel at http://twitch.tv/harddrop.
Thanks for reading, and best wishes,
Disclaimer: the views and opinions expressed in this post are Parkzer’s and do not necessarily reflect those of the Hard Drop administration or community.
09:42 – Parkzer (finally) joins the room, warm-up matches ongoing
11:26 – First tournament game begins
40:28 – Set ends, victor announced If you’d like to find out more information about the tournament, you can head on over to the Hard Drop tourney page. If you’d like to be notified every time Hard Drop goes live with some more competitive Tetris, you can follow Hard Drop’s Twitch.TV channel.