Fortnite Breaks Twitch Concurrent Viewer Record with The Device Event
Fortnite pulled in 2.3 million concurrent viewers across Twitch on Monday, when its The Device in-game event reclaimed the concurrent viewer record for the battle royale.
League of Legends held the record prior to Fortnite's The Device event with 1.7 million concurrent viewers for its last World Championship event. Before that, Fortnite held the record with 1.7 million viewers for its 2019 Black Hole event.
The Device signaled the end of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 after several delays that likely added to the anticipation around the event.
It was also the first Fortnite event to enforce a strict in-game player capacity limit. Epic Games said it reached its player limit in a single minute, pushing potential in-game viewers onto other platforms.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 begins Wednesday. Epic Games has published several teasers for the new season since Monday.