Popular YouTuber, and the brain behind the “Friday Fortnite” tournaments, Daniel 'KEEMSTAR' Keem, has shared the viewership figures for the second iteration of the competition.
KEEMSTAR is best known for being the host of “Drama Alert”, a YouTube show that covers the daily news and dramas from the online entertainment and gaming community.
He also has his fingers in a number of other pies, though, and one of his most successful projects of late has been the Friday Fortnite tournament, hosted by UMG.
The premise is a simple one: bring together the biggest names in the online entertainment and video game streaming industry and have them play one of the most popular games in history, Fortnite Battle Royale.
The second Friday Fortnite tournament took place on Friday, May 18th, and was won by YouTuber Typical Gamer and SoaR Gaming's Thief. It also featured the likes of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, and Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani.
With names like those, viewership was bound to be high. However, KEEMSTAR’s announcement of the figures on May 21st took everyone by surprise:
#FridayFortnite week 2 pulled in at least 7 million unique viewers.@Ninja himself pulled 2.4 million on @Twitch .
& @TypicalGamer pulled 1.1 million alone on @YouTubeGaming
(Keep in mind viewers can be counted twice if they watch multiple streams.) pic.twitter.com/4AJll3Tt7j
— KEEM (@KEEMSTAR) May 21, 2018
As KEEMSTAR points out, some viewers may have been counted twice if they switched between two streams, but the estimate of seven million is an impressive one nonetheless.
The individual numbers for Ninja and Typical Gamer are truly staggering and once again go to show that the Fortnite hype is not about to slow down any time soon.
Don’t be surprised if the May 25th Friday Fortnite tournament breaks 10 million unique viewers.