Fortnite “The Device” event sets a new concurrent viewing record on Twitch
Fortnite continues to rule the eSports scene as a new event racks up massive viewership
It doesn’t matter that Fortnite has been recently criticized by fans who are expecting further updates, it continues to pose as one of the most popular video games in the world. Fortnite once had the record for the most concurrent viewers in Twitch, which has claimed back after its recent end-of-season event called “The Device.” According to the numbers, at least 2.3 million people across the web joined to witness the map being taken underwater and other previews of things coming for the new season.
Until this event, the record was in hands of League of Legends, which gained claim to fame during last year’s World Championship event, with over 1.7 million concurrent viewers. But before that, Fortnite had that same title for the 1.7 million viewers who tuned into the 2019 Black Hole event, which was the beginning of Chapter Two.
Even though the event reported record in viewers, there might be a good reason behind the turnout that helped. Epic Games enforced a limit on player capacity; therefore, many players who attempted to join on the event in-game were unable to do so, as the servers were full shortly after it started. Actually, Epic confirmed that it took only one minute to reach the players’ maximum capacity established in the game’s servers. This is what forced a lot of players to turn on their streaming services to catch the action of the event.
Besides the fact that many players reported connectivity issues, the event ran smoothly and with overwhelming success. People were excited about what is to come inside the next season; with such an impressive record, it’s hard to think another event will be able to break those numbers.