IGN is a network of websites primarily focused on video games and pop culture. It ranks in the top 500 most-trafficked sites on the Internet according to monitoring site Alexa.
The numbers are in from this month’s IGN Pro League (IPL) gaming competition, and they’re record-breakers of a kind. IGN boasts of drawing 346,000 streaming spectators at the tournament’s peak and more than 3 million unique viewers over all three days of the event, described as “the largest-ever online viewership for an eSports event held outside of Korea.”
Professional video game players just got a big endorsement: NBA star Gordon Hayward has signed on with the IGN Pro League.
A Star Wars Galaxies fan site got hacked today and thieves stole 21,000 email addresses and 23,000 passwords. And judging from an analysis of the passwords, most of them were weak.