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Valorant Recorded 100M Hours Watched On Twitch In May 2021 – Highest In 12 Months

In May 2021 popular free-to-play first-person shooter Valorant recorded its largest viewership numbers on Twitch since the months immediately after the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. According to data by Safe Betting Sites USA, Valaront recorded 100M hours watched in May 2021, a 17% increase from the previous month and the highest number of hours watched since May 2020.

Valorant Records 100M Hours Watched, 1M Peak Viewers in May 2021

As with many games and other aspects of gaming, Valorant experienced a surge in engagement as COVID-19 forced people indoors for much of 2020. But more recently, Valorant’s popularity seemed to be picking up in momentum once again and in May 2021 Valorant logged 100M hours watched on streaming platform Twitch – its highest in 12 months and also a 17% increase from April 2021’s numbers.

Valorant also logged an average of 135K concurrent viewers in the same time period, also its highest since May 2020. The hero-based shooter by Riot Games also recorded 1M peak viewers in May 2021, which is second only to the record-setting number of peak viewers in a month set in April 2020.

4th Most Popular Game on Twitch Entering June 2021; Valorant on Mobile Announced

In the 7 days from May 26, 2021 – June 2, 2021, Valorant held the fourth-highest share among games of hours watched on Twitch with a 6.27% share which translates to over 30.5M hours watched. This figure is also a 23.6% increase from the week preceding it. In the same time period, Valorant was also the 7th most streamed game by channels with 4.3K.

Rex Pascual, eSports editor at Safe Betting Sites USA, commented;

“Riot announced its plans today (June 2, 2021) to offer a mobile version of Valorant in a similar move to one made for its flagship game, League of Legends (LoL). If Riot follows the same moves it made for LoL, expect Valorant to expand into more aspects of gaming or even perhaps other channels of media such as anime.”


About Rex Pascual

About Rex Pascual

Rex is an online writer and researcher informed by a global perspective that allows him to uniquely analyse numbers and convey them in a relatable way. He specialises in the area of Sports, Esports and the CBD industry as well as having an eye for the latest financial and technological trends. Well versed in SEO and other aspects of digital marketing, he uses his skills to good use on freelancing platforms while being based in the Netherlands.