Devoted cleaner ‘TheGrefg’ Martínez just recently set a new viewing record on the Twitch platform.– Twitch and David ‘TheGrefg’ Martínez

While Twitch has seen a considerable boost in audience numbers over the last 12 months, this pattern seems digging in for 2021. David “TheGrefg” Martínez has set a new record for the video streaming platform, bring in more than 2.4 million synchronised audiences in his most current live broadcast.

The Spanish Twitch player who counts 6.3 million subscribers captured the attention of brand-new viewers by presenting his brand-new avatar for Fortnite: a red-haired character available from Jan 16 on Impressive Games’ flagship game shop. This announcement was followed live by more than 2.47 million individuals on the video streaming platform, according to information from the TwitchTracker website.

This audience peak allowed David Martínez to beat the record set by Tyler “Ninja” Blevins in March 2018. At that time, more than 616,000 curious people visited to watch a video game of Fortnite between the American banner and Canadian rapper Drake.

It needs to be kept in mind that Epic Games’ hit computer game is among the most lively topics on Twitch. According to a recent report by StreamElements and Arsenal.gg, Fortnite is the 3rd most popular classification on the streaming platform, with 904 million hours of seeing in 2020. Just “Simply Talking” and the computer game League Of Legends exceeded this score, with 1.9 billion and 1.4 billion hours seen in the last 12 months, respectively.

A platform that continues to win over new users

When Amazon bought Twitch for US$ 970mil (RM3.93 bil) in 2014, it was basically viewed as the “YouTube of computer game”. Given that then, the streaming platform has developed itself as a must-visit hub where banners and artists, as well as political characters broadcast live material for a number of hours at times, while exchanging with countless spectators.

United States Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez entered the action last October when she played Amongst Us versus Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and big names in geek culture such as Pokimane and Jacksepticeye. It was a success for “ACO”, who drew in approximately 435,000 synchronised viewers on Twitch. – AFP Relaxnews