The viewership for VALORANT’s Champions tour’s final international LAN, VALORANT Champions: Berlin, broke more than 1 million peak viewers on Saturday. This is the highest concurrent viewership that the tournament has had since the Group Stages began on Dec. 1, 2021.
— Esports Charts (@EsportsCharts) December 11, 2021
VALORANT Champions breaks 1 million viewers
VALORANT’s biggest tournament has just gotten even bigger as the match between KRÜ Esports and Gambit Esports drew more than 1 million viewers online. This did not even count the live viewers who were supporting KRÜ Esports in Argentina. The match was one of, if not the best match of the tournament so far, as the teams were able to show what they were both best at. According to Esports Charts, the match that held the record before KRÜ Esports vs Gambit Esports also had KRÜ Esports in it as they took out the North American favorites, Sentinels. KRÜ Esports defeated Sentinels as 836 991 watched, and now Gambit Esports have done the same to them in front of 1 052 123 viewers.
The number provided by Esports Charts includes every co-streamer that Riot Games decided to partner with prior to the event. Ibai “Ibai” Llanos Garatea’s co-stream garnered more viewership than the official VALORANT Twitch stream and peaked at 219,506 Viewers.
The match between KRÜ Esports and Gambit Esports broke records in two categories, viewership, and match length. The VALORANT category on Twitch broke a million viewers. The last time this happened was on May 30, 2021, the date of VALORANT Champions Tour Masters 2: Reykjavik grand final. The only other time the category hit over a million viewers was before the game launched. In terms of match length, the game hit quintuple overtime before Gambit Esports clutched it out in an 18-16 map victory. A match that will no doubt be a classic is responsible for breaking viewership barrier at VALORANT Champions.