Twitch streamer TheGrefg sets new record of 2.4 million concurrent viewers

Spanish Twitch streamer David Martinez – better known as TheGrefg – smashed records on the Amazon-owned platform on the evening of January 11 with more than 2.4 million concurrent viewers. The stream saw viewers eagerly waiting for the player to reveal his customised Fortnite skin. Partnering with Fortnite, one of the biggest games in the […]

Fortnite set to run free Disney+ promotion

An upcoming update for the videogame Fortnite will reportedly include a promotion with Disney+. According to a number of dataminers who have gone through the 14.50 patch game files, the Epic Games-developed live-service title appears to be gearing up for a promotion with the Disney streamer to give players free access to the streamer for […]

Telefónica launches Fortnite Living app on Movistar+

Telefónica has announced a partnership with Epic Games to bring the Fortnite Living app exclusively to its Movistar+ TV platform. Videogame Fortnite first launched in 2017 and, since gaining significant investment from Tencent, has developed into one of the largest media properties in the world. The title arguably has become its own entertainment platform complete […]

Fortnite launches ‘Movie Nite’ feature to show films in game

Fortnite, the video game which has grown from being one of the world’s most-played titles to become a genuine cultural phenomenon, has announced its latest multimedia crossover: film screenings. On Friday June 26, the Epic-published game is testing a new feature dubbed ‘Movie Nite’. This will see one of three Christopher Nolan films – Inception, […]

Esports revenues to top US$5bn in five years

Revenues from esports are expected to skyrocket from US$900 million (€802 million) in 2018 to US$5.05 billion (€4.5 billion) in 2024.  According to a new report from Rethink Technology Research, the revenue rise is set to be split between game publisher fees, sponsorship, media broadcasting rights, tickets and merchandise, tipping and advertising. While broadcasts of […]

Ninja signs exclusive deal with Mixer

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins shook the esports scene on Thursday, August 1 by announcing that he has signed a deal to exclusively stream on Microsoft-owned Mixer. The deal will serve as a huge boost to Mixer, which has seen modest results since its acquisition by Microsoft in 2016. Analytics firm Streamlabs estimated earlier in 2019 that […]

Almost a billion viewers watching esports globally

Almost a billion people around the world are watching esports tournaments.  According to a report from DataReportal which uses data from GlobalWebIndex, esports audiences have grown by 50% over the past year. Almost a quarter (22%) of all internet users say they have watched a video game tournament in recent months. The majority of these […]

Fortnite World Cup 2019 Finals attract 20m viewers

Fortnite cemented its position as one of the hottest properties in esports with its inaugural World Cup attracting 19,629,975 total viewers on Twitch between July 26-28. According to Esports Charts, which collates esports viewers across multiple platforms, viewers watched a total of 22,705,809 hours across Mixer, Facebook, OpenRec.TV, Twitch and YouTube. The overall viewing peak […]

Juniper: 858m people to watch eSports by 2022

The number of unique viewers for eSports events and games-related content will reach 858 million by 2022, equal to roughly a tenth of the world’s population, according to Juniper Research. The research firm estimates that viewers of competitive eSports tournaments and ‘let’s play’ content – such as tutorials and talk-throughs of games content – will climb […]