Fortnite: Drake and Ninja Set a Twitch Record of Most Viewers

Lawrence Kim
March 18, 2018

The event still fell shy of the overall record for the most people watching a Twitch stream, which is 1.1 million. At one point, National Football League player JuJu Smith-Schuster and rapper Travis Scott joined in to play.

After ending his #LeBronToPittsburgh campaign, he got to to squad up with three hip-hop stars and the most prolific Fortnite player in the world.

Which caused the viewers to boost up and then it all happened so quick due to Drake participating in the stream.

That's because Epic Games will be inviting more fans to download the game over the coming days.

The rumors were quickly shut down after gamesindustry.biz spoke to representatives of the game developer and streaming site. The matches have been viewed by millions and clips of the stream are also getting lots of views on YouTube. - The most streamed artist on Spotify, whose latest hit God's Plan has spent the last seven weeks at number one on the United States singles chart, made waves this week when he joined the streaming video-game platform Twitch. The game is actually one of the most viewed on Twitch and that will likely continue as the game developer plans to bring it to smartphones.

Fortnite Mobile is also heading to Android, but so far Epic Games have only released the iOS version. The game is already super popular on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The pair played a variant of the game called "duo", which sees 50 teams of two take each other on to see who is last team standing. There are many others such as PUBG and Rules of Survival but Fortnite is said to be one of the fastest growing. ("Being attracted to men means at some point in your life you've pretended to be interested in watching someone play video games", comedian and American Vandal writer Jaboukie Young-White tweeted once, in his infinite wisdom.) But the rapper wasn't alone: Drake (username TheBoyDuddus) was joined by Travis Scott (cactus_jackk92) and National Football League player JuJu Smith-Schuster (FaZeJuJu_19), along with top player Ninja.

Forbes reports that Ninja garnered more than 10,000 subscribers, with each subscriber adding $3.50 to his revenue per month. Twitch recently revealed that the previous record was held by DrDisrespect, who recently returned to the site.

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