Eric

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With Green Day, Game Awards draws record 45.2 million streams.

Green Day jumped on to perform at the annual Game Awards in early December — and we just found out that a record 45.2 million people streamed the event this year, up nearly 75% from last year.

Let’s put that in perspective:

  • Game Of Thrones, Final Episode: 19.3
  • The Grammys:  19.9 million
  • 2019 World Series, Game 7: 21.2 million
  • The Oscars: 29.6 million
  • The Super Bowl: 98.2 million

With millions of viewers and millions up for grabs in tournaments, gaming is clearly no longer just — a game.  Here’s Green Day ripping through a performance of “Welcome To Paradise” on the broadcast, as part of their 25 year celebration of the album Dookie. — [eric]