The latest battle royale phenomenon Apex Legends has taken Twitch by a storm. One week has passed since the game launch and Apex Legends has already beaten the single-day Twitch record set by the famous Fortnite.
This Tuesday, Twitch Rivals has hosted a streamer powered Apex Legends tournament with 200 thousand dollars on the line. During the first day of the tournament, Apex Legends recorded with over 8,28 million hours watched. For comparison, up until now the most-watched day of Fortnite was in 2018, July 20th, during the Summer Skirmish event which featured 500 thousand dollar prize pool. The event accumulated 6,6 million hours watched per single day.
Twitch Rivals Apex Legends tournament record was achieved with streamers like Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar, Herschel ‘Dr. Disrespect’ Beahm, and many more who participated in the event. While most of the viewership was accumulated by the famous names streaming the event, this new record shows the true Apex Legends potential for esports.
For now, it seems like there’s no stopping for the Apex Legends train. Form its initial release the game has already attracted more than 25 million players, while its number one spot on Twitch directory top is unshakeable.