NODWIN & Riot Games Hosted VCC Qualifier Breaks Audience Records for PC eSports In India

On Day 2 of Qualifier #1 Finals aired across NODWIN’s multilingual YouTube and Twitch platforms, the Valorant Conquerors Championship (VCC), a tournament hosted by South Asia’s largest esports business NODWIN Gaming and funded by Riot Games, shattered audience records for PC sports in India.

On July 11, the final match between the Indian Valorant circuit’s arch-rivals, Global Esports and Velocity Gaming, went live, setting a new record of 30K+ concurrent viewers for the Hindi, English, and Tamil streams combined.

Velocity Gaming will be the first team from South Asia to qualify for the VCC playoffs with this victory. Global esports will have a second chance to compete in the wild card qualifiers, which will take place from August 10-15. The previous all-time high was set in early 2021 for the Skyesports Valorant League, with a peak viewership of 16,000.

Akshat Rathee, MD & Co-Founder, NODWIN Gaming said: “This is why we love esports! We live for healthy rivalries, the fan-idol moments, and the adrenaline rush of nail-biting clashes. We knew the views for the VCC Qualifier #1 would be phenomenal, but to have the viewership numbers break all previous records, was just incredible.

“All credits to the amazing supporters of both the teams and lovers of the game in general. This feat would not have been reachable without your love and passion for your idols. This tells us esports has a promising future. It is a huge milestone for us and the industry alike and one that will find a spot in the history of the game as being the turning point. We would like to share the success of our IP with our partner Riot Games.”

NODWIN’s Hindi, Tamil, and English YouTube channels, NODWIN’s Twitch Hindi and English, and NODWIN’s Hindi and English Facebook page were used to compile the peak distribution figures.

Peak stats – The Distribution

ChannelViewership
NODWIN YT Hindi22638
NODWIN SA YT Hindi299
NODWIN YT Tamil152
NODWIN YT EN5427
NODWIN SA YT EN32
NODWIN FB Hindi12
NODWIN FB EN10
NODWIN Twitch Hindi539
NODWIN Twitch EN211
Total peak29.3K

Next up are India Qualifier #2 and other regional qualifiers. Become a part of the historic path to the Valorant Champions Tour 2021 by registering.

Registration and tournament information may be found at www.vcc.nodwingaming.com.