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]