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Fortnite YouTube livestream attracts 1.1 million viewers

Fortnite Battle Royale is based on Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. (Source: Guilty Bit)
Fortnite Battle Royale is based on Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. (Source: Guilty Bit)
Fortnite continues to garner impressive statistics, this time drawing in over one million viewers during a YouTube live gaming stream. The popular Spanish YouTube personality, elrubiusOMG, held a special global gaming event and invited 99 people to join him in a Fortnite Battle Royale spectacular. The roughly three-hour session ended up attracting 1.1 million concurrent viewers at its peak.

Fortnite has been racking up some more record-breaking figures on its way towards global dominance. The hugely successful battle royale title from Epic Games has already been pushing ahead of PUBG’s popularity and now the game has added another achievement to its growing list of accomplishments. The head of YouTube gaming, Ryan Wyatt, tweeted this latest statistic pertaining to Fortnite's incredible success:

How big is @FortniteGame on YouTube? Fortnite holds the record for the most videos related to a video game uploaded in a single month EVER. Yesterday, the Battle Royale tournament had over 42M live views, and set a record for biggest single live gaming stream @ 1.1M concurrent.

The live gaming stream was held by YouTuber Rubén Doblas Gundersen (elrubiusOMG), who currently has over 28.3 million subscribers to his channel. His video for the special Fortnite tournament has amassed nearly 16 million views at the time of writing. It looks like it might take a lot more than just new map content for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to stay abreast with Fortnite’s meteoric growth.

Source(s)

Polygon

Gamasutra

YouTube (channel for elrubiusOMG)

Twitter (account for Ryan Wyatt)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2018-03-27 (Update: 2018-03-27)