Streamer Ninja and Rapper Drake break Viewer Record on Twitch
On March 15, 2018, a new viewer record was set on Twitch. The streaming service almost crashed when the streamer Ninja teamed up with the famous rapper Drake. Together they played the popular Battle Royale shooter Fortnite, attracting over 600,000 viewers and breaking Tyler1’s old record by almost 200,000.
As we wrote in our article about the Tyler1 revival (if you missed it: here is it), earlier this year he set a new viewer record after its unban at League of Legends. Back then 400,000 viewers were watching. Since then, this number has been exceeded again and again. But the record set by Ninja and Drake has been the biggest leap upwards for a long time. About 200,000 viewers were already present at the start of the stream and then a tweet from Drake to his 36 million fans on Twitter caused the big explosion.
According to his own statements, the rapper has been playing Fortnite for about two months. During the waiting time between studio recordings he used the time to play. You can watch the recording of the complete stream here:
Fortnite is becoming more and more popular on Twitch. Recently, the game has even competed with Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Especially since many stars and starlets play the game, it could build up an even greater reach. The innovative game principle and the colourful game world contribute to the success of the game.
One thing is for sure: What Drake and Ninja did probably won’t be the only highlight of the year when it comes to streams on Twitch. The next record is already waiting and we are already excited. One thing is definite: 2018 will be an exciting year and we will be there to keep you up to date.