Valorant Champions achieved a record concurrent viewership of over 1 million at the final between Acend and Gambit.
Valorant Champions, also known as the Valorant world championship, will take place from December 1, 2021 to December 12, 2021. This is the first year Valorant Champions has been held since the title. this game launched in 2020. Despite being the first year, but Valorant Champions has reached a record viewership with more than 1 million concurrent viewers on multiple platforms.
More specifically, according to statistics from the Esports Charts site, at the BO5 final (match 5 wins 3) between the two teams Acend and Gambit, the number of concurrent viewers reached 1,089,068. Up to now, this is the match with the highest concurrent viewership ever. Before breaking this record, the match with the highest concurrent viewers was the match between Sentinels and Fnatic at VCT Stage 2: Master, with 1,085,850 views.
Popular, fan-favorite teams such as Sentinels, Cloud9 Blue or Envy were soon eliminated at Valorant Champions. However, it is still impossible to stop the attraction that the final brings. In addition, it is impossible not to mention one of the reasons that helped the final match between Acend and Gambit reach a record. On the day of the final, Riot Games gave away a free gift of 1 “Buddy VCT Limited” to those who watched the final for 1 hour or more on Youtube and Twitch.
Here is a list of 5 tournaments with the highest concurrent viewership at the moment:
Valorant Champions – 1,089,068 VCT Stage 2 Masters – 1,085,850 VCT Stage 3 Masters – 811,370 Twitch Rivals – 692,277 100 Thieves Invitational – 443,637
With the success in 2021, Riot Games will invest in tournaments in 2022 much more strongly. Specifically, on December 10, 2021, Riot Games announced the plan for the Valorant Champions Tour 2022 with large and small tournaments, which will be implemented by third Esports organizations. In addition, in April and July will take place 2 Master events, in September will take place the world championship. Besides, the Valorant tournament for women will also be held by Riot Games in 2022.
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