Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney’s popularity continued to skyrocket over the past 12 months and after being outlined by The Esports Observer as the top individual Twitch streamer of 2019 in terms of total hours watched, the Fortnite star had some choice words upon reflection.
One of the biggest names in the Fortnite community, Tfue’s recent accomplishments have eclipsed all others as the content creator officially tallied the most hours watched of any individual streamer in 2019.
Although Tfue's channel fell behind Riot Games' official Twitch account this year, as well as the Overwatch League broadcast, he clocked in as the biggest individual streamer ahead of close competitors like Jaryd 'summit1g' Lazar, Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, and ‘Asmongold.’
Upon discovering this remarkable statistic, the streamer was taken aback and spent a moment reflecting on his journey over the past 12 months.
Entering 2019 with just over four million followers, Tfue rounds out the year with over seven million unique accounts following his activity on the platform.
“Listen chat, we may not have won any streamer awards or any esports awards,” he said on December 31, "but at the end of the day, numbers don’t lie.”
Sitting at 88 million hours of total watch-time, a whopping 25 million hours separates him from the next individual streamer on the list. Additionally, Tfue has remained mostly exclusive to Fortnite-specific streams throughout 2019 as opposed to engaging with the latest releases to drive viewership for instance.
Addressing friendly competitors in the space without naming names, Tfue explained how this individual accomplishment puts him on a different pedestal than any of the awards others had received at the tail end of the year.
“All of you guys, I just want to thank you so much for fluctuating me up to the top over every other streamer that got awards. Even though they’re all beautiful people, at the end of the day, numbers don’t lie,” he repeated.
Evidently proud of all that he accomplished on Twitch throughout the calendar year, Tfue also competed at the elite level with regularity. Qualifying for the Fortnite World Cup in singles competition as well as placing in the top three for a number of squad-based Fortnite Champion Series tournaments.
While Tfue remained loyal to the Amazon-owned streaming platform throughout the year and evidently earned his place in the upper echelon, a number of streaming juggernauts parted ways and undeniably altered the year-end analytics.
For instance, despite having left the platform for Mixer in August and October respectively, Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins and Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek both remained in the top ten Twitch accounts of 2019 in terms of total watch-time.