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Pro League’s roaring audience growth is welcome damage limitation for ESL

Natus Vincere with the trophy after during Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Final game between G2 Esports and Natus Vincere during ESL Intel Extreme Masters 2020 at Spodek Arena on March 01, 2020 in Katowice, Poland. (Photo by Norbert Barczyk/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

Even as Covid-19 took a terrible toll on ESL’s event business, it helped the 11th season of the Pro League become the most viewed in its history. Callum McCarthy reports on how organisers put the event together despite the pandemic, and what its success suggests for esports' wider outlook.

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