Valorant Twitch Views Reach 34 Million Hours in One Day
While still in closed-beta, Valorant earned 1.7 million viewers and 34 million hours watched in a single day, which is a brand new record.
Riot Games’ Valorant received a heartwarming welcome from fans all over the world during its first day of closed-beta on Twitch with 1.7 million views in one day, putting it a little bit behind the viewers of the 2019 League of Legends World Championship Finals. Additionally, Valorant managed to break the record for Twitch’s single-day viewership with 34 million hours watched.
This isn’t the first time Valorant sets a new record on Twitch. The gameplay capture reveal managed to collect over 12 million hours watched in a single day. In response to such a great welcome from fans, Anna Donlon, the executive producer behind the game, appreciated the incredible reception of the fans and promised to bring the game to more regions during closed-beta up until Valorant‘s full launch in Summer 2020. The closed-beta version of the game is currently available in some selected regions, including North America, Europe, Russia, and Turkey.
If you don’t know much about Valorant, it is a 5v5 tactical first-person shooter with multiple characters, each with its own special abilities. Unlike games such as Rainbow Six Siege, in Valorant, you will be able to choose your loadout from the many weapons available for sale at the beginning of every match, similar to the Counter-Strike series.
Currently, ten Agents are available in Valorant and the number will increase after its final launch. The game is aimed to be released on PC as a free-to-play and low-spec-friendly title in order to bring as many players as it can from all over the world. That said, Riot Games has recently revealed that they will consider launching Valorant on consoles at a later date.
If you want to take part in the closed beta, you should sync your Riot and Twitch accounts and keep watching certain Valorant streams to increase your chances of getting a code.