Spanish Twitch streamer Ibai Llanos Garatea broke the world record high for viewership, previously held by TheGrefg during his La Velada Del Año II boxing event.
Ibai hosted the boxing event, which began on Saturday, June 25 at 11:30 am EDT or 8:30 am PDT, on his Twitch channel.
With the first fight of the event between Carola vs Spursito scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm EDT, viewership steadily climbed in anticipation of the first fight.
Just before the first fight kicked off, Ibai surpassed TheGrefg’s previous record of 2,468,668 concurrent viewers with his view count still climbing as the event continued.
Ibai breaks Twitch viewership record
As the Carola vs Spursito bout came to a close, Ibai’s stream reached 2,851,749 viewers, climbing even further as the winner was decided.
Despite numbers dropping slightly following Spursito’s victory over Carola in the first fight, they quickly spiked once again as the second fight kicked off.
Fans were excited to see the outcome of this fight in particular as viewership steadily rose to nearly 3.2 million concurrents during the middle of the bout.
A common trend of the event was concurrent viewership fluctuating before and after each fight came to a close, as the stream reached 3.5 million viewers following the Momo vs Viruzz fight, before dipping back down to 3 million afterward.
Ibai’s La Velada Del Año II event has already proven to be a major success, not just for Ibai but for influencer boxing events as a whole.
It remains to be seen just how high Ibai’s viewer numbers will peak after the event concludes, but one thing is certain: Ibai’s new record will certainly be hard to break.