Valorant breaks Twitch single-day viewership records

It also ties League of Legends, Fortnite for concurrent viewership record

Riot Games' upcoming tactical hero shooter Valorant isn't out yet, but it's already approaching and even breaking some Twitch viewership records.

According to Twitch and reported by The Verge, Valorant broke the "single-day hours watched record in a single game category" yesterday with 34 million hours watched.

It also reached 1.7 million concurrent viewers, which is currently the record for total concurrent viewers held by both the League of Legends World Championships and Fortnite's "The End" event.

Though Valorant isn't yet out, a number of popular content creators have received early, closed beta access and began streaming the title earlier this week, while a Twitch partnership gave viewers watching specific streams of the game a chance to receive a key themselves.

Valorant is set to launch this summer, while a slate of other upcoming titles such as Legends of Runeterra and Wild Rift are also planned for sometime this year.

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