Recent data revealed by Streamcharts shows that Valorant has managed to become the second most-watched esport on Twitch.
Valorant has climbed two spots in a month to acquire the fourth position in the most-watched category on Twitch. The month of May was historic for Valorant, as the first LAN event gave a much-needed nudge to Riot’s shooter.
The game managed to achieve a total of 99,9 million watch hours in the month of May. The incredible hype was expected when Valorant’s first LAN was announced in VCT 2021 Stage 2 Masters Reykjavík. Most of the numbers came from the VCT tournament, as the tense showdown between Sentinels and Fnatic peaked at over 1 million concurrent viewers, making it the most-watched Valorant esport match so far. The second-highest peak emerged during the Team Liquid vs Version1 game, with 748,000 concurrent viewers.
Most of these numbers come from Twitch, which has helped Valorant become one of the biggest esports titles on the Amazon-owned broadcast site. During the first two stages of VCT, the platform contributed 86% of the hours watched live while YouTube and Facebook took up 13% and 1%, respectively. In May, The game has breezed past other popular competitive titles, becoming the second most-watched esports on Twitch. Valorant only has to beat its sister game, League of Legends, to acquire the esports throne on Twitch.
Riot Games’ Project A turned one on the 2nd of June, and its journey so far has been extraordinary. An average of 14 million PC players log into Valorant every month. On Valorant’s first birthday, Riot Games announced that Valorant hit half a billion games played in its first year.