Evo Melee Highlights: Of Viewer Records and American Idols

Streaming viewership hits record high, and American Idol winner gives the tournament a try.

By Mel Turnquist. Posted 07/16/2013 17:00 3 Comments     ShareThis

A little publicity seems to go a long way in many places.

The previously thought to be blocked stream of Evo’s Smash Bros. Melee tournament hit some serious records. According to Evo founder Tom Cannon, the stream hit over 100,000 concurrent viewers. That’s quite a lot, to say the least. It’s the most viewed fighting game in the history of the event.

And also, Taylor Hicks really was a part of the Evo Smash Bros. Melee Tournament.

The American Idol winner, whose often forgotten in the sands of time, entered the tournament and actually did pretty well for himself. Hicks finished in 257th place which may not seem like it’s an accomplishment, but this was 257 out of 700, so he was pretty much in the top half. He may not be an American Idol with the controller, but he can at least hold his own.

Sources: Kotaku, Shack News

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