Late Wednesday night, Twitch streamer Ninja joined up with rapper Drake to play some Fortnite duos. The stream grabbed absurdly high numbers right off the bat, but after Drake tweeted about his participation, the viewership skyrocketed to break the record for most viewers on a Twitch stream.
Back in February, Dr. DisRespect set the record for Twitch viewers at just under 400,000 according to PC Gamer. As of this writing, Ninja and Drake’s Fortnite Battle Royale stream topped out at over 600,000 viewers at the same time. In addition, Drake and Ninja were the number one and number two Twitter trends in the United States respectively.
Ever since Epic pivoted Fortnite to the Battle Royale format, the game has become a fan and streamer favorite on Twitch. With this stream likely bringing in people who may have never heard of Twitch or Fortnite, the game is unlikely to lose momentum any time soon.
[Source: Ninja on Twitch]
Ninja was already blowing up in popularity as of late, but this kind of attention could very well help him become the most popular streamer on Twitch. It will be interesting to see if other celebrities look at streaming on the service given the attention Drake’s appearance on the stream garnered.