VALORANT breaks a record in viewership on Twitch for its closed beta! Twitch is the world’s leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment. With plenty of players and general audience tuning in to Riot Games’ highly anticipated, first-person tactical shooter, VALORANT broke Twitch’s single-day hours viewership record in a single game category within the first hours of the Closed Beta launch.
It also surpassed 1.7 million peak concurrent viewers, itself second only to the 2019 League of Legends World Championship Finals. This leads up to 34 million hours watched! Riot Games is also collaborating with Twitch to entitle fans with VALORANT closed beta access, that kicked off 7 April.
“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.”
Ben Vallat, SVP of Alliances and Corporate Development, Twitch.
VALORANT previously broke a similar record with a gameplay capture reveal event on 3 April 2020, that garnered 12.2 million hours watched. Details regarding the game’s closed beta and Twitch entitlement guidelines can be found on the official website.
“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.”
Anna Donlon, Executive Producer of VALORANT, Riot Games