The hype around Riot’s new first-person shooter coupled with the watch for drops style of beta access has led to record-breaking Twitch viewership for the game. With 1.7 million peak concurrent viewers, only the 2019 League of Legends World Championship Finals eclipses it, but when it comes to hours watched, however, 34 million hours has set the record for VALORANT.
Ben Vallat, SVP of Alliances and Corporate Development as Twitch had the following to say regarding the massive debut. “With VALORANT, Riot Games has proven once again that building a strong community on Twitch from day one is key to success.”
The 5v5 character-based tactical shooter has been in the works for some time but was only officially unveiled during the 10-year celebration of League of Legends.
“Our hearts, inboxes, and social media DMs are filled to the brim with all of the enthusiasm for the VALORANT Closed Beta. At this moment we are laser-focused on delivering a truly global experience for competitive tac-shooter fans, and we’re already learning many lessons,” Anna Donlon, Executive Producer of VALORANT said in the press release. “This is just the beginning of our journey with players, and as we roll out our server infrastructure in these tumultuous times, we’re looking forward to inviting more VALORANT players from around the world into this digital community.”
Fans continue to bang on the doors in an attempt to get into the game and until many have access, the viewership will continue to remain high.
As of now, VALORANT is getting plenty of eyes and garnering the interest of players all around the world.