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TSM Myth hits massive Twitch milestone amid Valorant Closed Beta hype

by Joe Craven
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Popular Twitch streamer Ali 'Myth' Kabbani has hit another monumental Twitch milestone, thanks mainly to the closed beta release of Valorant, Riot Games' brand new first-person shooter. 

TSM Myth was an original part of TSM's professional Fortnite team, alongside Daequan and Hamlinz. While all three have since transitioned into full-time streaming, Myth is the only one known as a pioneer and innovator of Epic Games' building battle royale.

Some argue his streaming progress has slowed as Fortnite's popularity has stagnated, but the streamer has found a new lease of life as a result of Valorant's popularity (and policy of watching Twitch in order to get beta access).

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Valorant's closed beta has been acclaimed by those who have managed to get access.

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Thanks to his early success in Fortnite, revolutionising building with "one by ones" and early editing, Myth has had a handsome following on Twitch for some time.

However, on April 9, the 20-year-old revealed that he has hit a whopping 6 million followers on Twitch.

"The support has been unreal and honestly it makes me a bit emotional just thinking about it," he said. "Thank you all so much!"

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According to TwitchMetrics, this makes Myth the fourth-most followed Twitch account in the world, and the second most followed active account.
Ahead of him are shroud in third (who has recently transitioned to Mixer), Tfue in second and Ninja in first (who was the first of Twitch's biggest names to move to Mixer). Incredibly, despite 7 months of inactivity on the platform, Ninja remains the most followed account by nearly 7 million people.

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Myth sits in fourth on the most followed Twitch accounts list. Note that this table is taken from April 8.

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Similarly, Myth has shared some whopping stats from a recent stream, showing just how popular his Valorant gameplay has been.

During a 24 hour livestream, the TSM star averaged an incredible 41,000 viewers, nearly 1.3 million unique viewers, and an increase in followers of 103,000. This stream is what pushed the Fortnite veteran past the 6 million mark.

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Myth will be hoping the popularity continues on both Valorant and Fortnite, as he sets his sights on the inactive shroud in third place.

At just 20-years-old, Myth's rise to stardom seems almost hard to fathom, but it's a testament to the hard work and natural talent he has demonstrated over his years on Twitch.