Fortnite’s E3 Pro-Am Tournament Breaks Twitch’s Concurrent Viewer Record; 1.5 Million Concurrent Viewers
There is no doubt Fortnite is the biggest thing in the gaming world right now, with celebrities, singers, fighters and even football players playing Fortnite’s battle royale mode. During E3 2018, we got to see 50 teams of, each consisting of a Twitch streamer teaming up with a celebrity, featuring the likes of Ninja, TSM Myth, Ali-A, The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs, UFC champion Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson, WWE’s Xavier Woods, NBA player Paul George and famous EDM DJ Marshmello.
All these blockbuster names joined up managed to give Fortnite the record for Twitch’s most concurrent viewers at 1.5 million.
With $3 million in prize money going to the winners’ charities of choice, Epic couldn’t have asked for a better ending to their first big Fortnite event that peaked at 1.5 million concurrent viewers on Twitch as Ninja, and his teammate the popular EDM DJ, Marshmello, won the main event.
However, Fortnite’s 700k viewers back in March was far from the most watched game ever on Twitch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and its Boston Major event’s peak of 1.1 million viewers in January. But now, after its first major event, Fornite has proven to be the new most popular game in the world.
To back up that claim, Epic announced at this year’s E3 that Fortnite has surpassed 125 million players since being released on Nintendo’s Switch earlier this week. A number which is expected to grow even further with Epic also announcing that $100 million in prize money will be spread out across numerous events leading up to Fortnite’s World Cup in 2019.
Fortnite’s success never stops, and it just keeps breaking records.