The livestream of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament from this weekend's Evo 2013 event hit 100 thousand concurrent viewers, breaking records for the most watched fighting game, according to the Evo co-founder Tom "inkblot" Cannon. It set a new record when the stream peaked at more than 130 thousand concurrent viewers.
For now, Smash Bros Melee is the most watched fighting game in history, with 100k concurrent #evo2013 viewers!— Tom Cannon (@ProtomCannon) July 14, 2013
Last week, organizers of the Evo 2013 championships canceled plans to livestream Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Melee from the weekend's event, stating Nintendo of America denied the tournament holders permission to broadcast the game online. A few days later, Evo co-founder Joey "Mr Wizard" Cuellar revealed in an interview with OneMoreGameTV, that Nintendo had initially tried to shut down Evo's Smash event, not just the streaming portion of the tournament.
Mango defeated Wobblez in the Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament grand final earlier today. You can watch the fight below.