Drake sets records with his Fortnite: Battle Royale Twitch debut

Drake sets records with his Fortnite: Battle Royale Twitch debut

They must've been planning this even before Drake and Ninja broke records on Twitch, but Epic Games is all ready to jump on the celeb bandwagon with a massive E3 event for Fortnite. Rapper Travis Scott and National Football League player Juju Smith-Schuster also joined the live stream, according to The Verge.

Whoever hasn't heard about Tyler "Ninja" Blevins playing Fortnite: Battle Royale with music icons Drake, Travis Scott and National Football League wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster must have been living under a rock these past few days. During the live stream, Drake shared his approval of pineapple on pizza and the future development of the co-op game. Fans can also check out his Twitch page for a few dozen videos of him playing "Fortnite" and other games including "Overwatch" and "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds".

Only major eSports tournaments can begin to touch this new record, as the all-time highest number of concurrent viewers for all streams is still held by Eleague Major: Boston 2018 at a lofty 1.1 million viewers. At one point, the stream had more than 600,000 viewers. According to Kotaku, the achievement wouldn't be possible without crossplay, which gamers have been requesting across platforms.

Drake drops his extra weapons for Ninja. They both told the site that they had not paid the streamer or Drake for the stream. Many people started suggesting that this was a publicity stunt that Epic Games or Twitch paid for. It's available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Macintosh OS. Devices running on iOS 11 and above will be able to play the game.

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