Twitch and Riot Games announced the highly anticipated first-person tactical shooter, VALORANT, broke Twitch’s single-day hours watched record in a single game category within the first hours of the Closed Beta launch. While also surpassing 1.7 million peak concurrent viewers, second only to the 2019 League of Legends World Championship Finals, VALORANT set a new record with 34 million hours watched. Riot Games is collaborating with Twitch to entitle fans with VALORANT Closed Beta access, which kicked off on Tuesday, April 7.
“With VALORANT, Riot Games has proven once again that building a strong community on
Twitch from day one is key to success,” said Ben Vallat, SVP of Alliances and Corporate Development at Twitch. “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.”
VALORANT had previously broken the Twitch single-day viewership record with a gameplay capture reveal event on April 3, 2020 that garnered 12.2 million hours watched.
“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,” said Anna Donlon, Executive Producer of VALORANT at Riot Games. “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.”