It seems like the partnership between Riot Games and Twitch is off to a good start as Riot Games reports that the tactical shooter beats the streaming service’ single-day hours watched record within the first hours of the Closed Beta Launch.
Valorant was also able to hit more than 1.7 million peak concurrent viewers on the platform. Second only to the League of Legends World Championship Finals last year.
The game set a new world record with 34 million hours watched which checks out since everyone is still trying to get keys for the game by watching Valorant Streamers on the platform.
With Valorant, Riot Games has proven once again that building a strong community on Twitch from day one is key to success, we’re seeing incredible excitement across the community and, just as with League of Legends, we’re pleased to be a part of Valorant‘s success story from the start.
Said Ben Vallat, SVP of Alliances and Corporate Development at Twitch.
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, 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.
said Anna Donlon, Executive Producer of Valorant at Riot Games.
On our end, we’re still trying to get keys for the shooter, so far no luck yet. How about you guys?