Gjirafa50 Masters League Season 2 welcomed players and fans from across Europe in Tirana for a weekend of pure CS:GO action and excitement. The 12 week-long competition concluded on Sunday (October 10th, 2021) with the Grand Finale, where some of the world’s best teams battled it out for the 75,000€ prize pool.
We are proud to announce that Gjirafa50 Masters League reached a new record peak in simultaneous viewership, with 19.6K fans watching the competition play out online on the GjirafaVideo platform. The competition amassed an astounding viewership of up to 20K concurrent users for over 12 hours per day. This weekend of superb competitive gameplay and extraordinary emotion wrapped up with an incredible 1,000,000 views in total.
The enthusiasm for Esports is undoubtedly a worldwide phenomenon that has experienced a meteoric rise. While the most prominent Esports markets in the world are North America, China, South Korea, Germany, and Sweden, the audience is expanding. As the largest Esports LAN tournament in South-Eastern Europe for 2021, Gjirafa50 Masters League has placed Kosovo, Albania, and the region as a whole on the map in embracing the future of sports. Gjirafa50 Masters League attracted thousands of Esports enthusiasts and teams from over 20 European countries and hosted some of the top gamers in the world.
The atmosphere in #TIRANA2021 was incredible and the competition delivered epic CS:GO moments. While the numbers speak for themselves, what is particularly impressive is the diversity of audiences that are engaging in esports. This event marks a milestone moment. Gjirafa50 Masters League has shown us that beyond gamers and early adopters, Esports have now truly entered mainstream culture. Gjirafa50 Masters League is committed to fostering an Esports environment that is vibrant and engaging. We support a positive and enriching gaming experience that can be enjoyed by all members of the community, whether in LAN or online, local or international.
-"We congratulate Team Forze for winning this year's competition and heartily applaud runner up Team Blink for a spectacular performance. It was an amazing battle between two champions and an unforgettable experience for us all. We also extend our compliments to Team AVE and Team Trasko for their remarkable journey to the LAN finals. Gjirafa50 Masters League will always do its best to provide an equal playing field, encourage respect for human dignity, promote sportsmanship, and showcase the exemplary traditions of Albanian hospitality and fairness. It is of paramount importance to us to facilitate a fair competition for all participants and fun experience for the Esports community at large. We thank everyone involved, from our brilliant #GjirafaTeam to our distinguished supporters from Vodafone, and most importantly, the wonderful fans, for making Gjirafa50 Masters League Season 2 an event to remember. At Gjirafa Esports, we believe that Esports belong alongside traditional sports. We look forward to returning next year and continuing to build on this purpose and the excellent feedback that we have received from the community this year." says Gjirafas staff.