The Fortnite World Cup Finals made all kinds of history this weekend. Along with crowning a rather young champion that took home $3 million, it got some HUGE viewership on the streaming front this weekend.
Numbers provided by Epic Games indicate that more than 2.3 million concurrent viewers tuned in during the World Cup Solo Finals for the event this weekend on Twitch and YouTube. Epic notes that this makes Fortnite the most-watched competitive gaming event in history, save for anything that might have been hosted by China. And that’s HUGE.
Keep in mind that this isn’t counting viewership on other social channels, like Twitter and Facebook. So who knows who else might have been tuning in to watch Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf make history in the inaugural tournament.
With that, Epic games is set to make history all over again. The publisher is preparing the tenth season of the competitive multiplayer Battle Royale game, which launches within just a matter of hours. And something big is on the horizon. Not only have battle mechs been teased, but something could shake up the landscape entirely, based on the trailer below.
Fortnite is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile devices.