Apex Legend Exceeds Expectations for Viewership Numbers

Apex Legend Exceeds Expectations for Viewership Numbers

Electronic Arts’ new game is massively exceeding expectations. Apex Legends Twitch Rivals is having record success. The game’s first day of Esports exceeded Fortnite’s highest single day Twitch viewership!

On Tuesday February 12, Apex Legends recorded 8.28 million hours of watching. The majority of that is coming from Apex Legends Twitch Rivals tournament, with a $200k prize pool. The game is not even a month old yet, but the prize pools are in hundreds of thousands!

Apex Legends Twitch Rivals

A large part of this is skillful advertisement, along, of course, the game’s quality. Popular streamers like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek and Herschel “Dr Disrespect” Beahm have already jumped on the train. This helped the Apex Legends Twitch Rivals event achieve this sky-high viewership a lot.

Streamer Grzesiek is the leader of the numbers, and has about 1 million hours watched playing Apex Legends.

Related: Apex Legends Teams Already Forming

This is a Battle Royale game, much like Fortnite and PUBG. This means it is easy for the audience to follow and is not too cluttered. The point is to accumulate as many kills as possible with the highest scoring team winning.

To compare this game to its most popular rival, Fortnite, Fortnite’s most popular day came on July 20th, 2018, on the Summer Skirmish. This had a total of 6.6 million hours watched for the day.

Written by:Filip Gereg

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