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Travis Scott Sets ‘Fortnite’ Record With 12.3 Million Live Viewers – Variety

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Rapper Travis Scott has grabbed the “Fortnite” crown for drawing the largest stay viewers within the hit sport’s historical past on Thursday evening.

Over 12.three million concurrent “Fortnite” gamers participated stay in Scott’s “Astronomical” digital efficiency, an all-time report, in accordance Epic Video games. The earlier all-time excessive for concurrent viewers within the sport was additionally a music act: Over 10.7 million turned out for Marshmello’s digital efficiency in February 2019.

To place that into perspective, Fox’s airing of “The Masked Singer” this week drew 7.9 million whole viewers, though that was solely within the U.S. whereas Scott’s “Fortnite” look was accessible worldwide. On the identical time, the concurrent viewership quantity reported by Epic Video games for Scott’s digital live performance doesn’t embody further views on Twitch and YouTube.

Scott’s 15-minute “Fortnite” efficiency, which included a rendition of “Highest within the Room,” premiered at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 23.

Epic Video games has set 4 further “tour dates” for Scott’s “Astronomical,” to accommodate followers worldwide in several time zones. These are set for: Friday, April 24, 10 a.m. ET; and Saturday, April 25, at midnight ET, 11 a.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET. The “Fortnite” writer stated digital doorways open 30 minutes beforehand.

As a part of the Epic Video games partnership with Travis Scott, “Fortnite” added him to its Icon Sequence to let gamers get his outfits, emotes, gear and different equipment. Those that attended the “Astronomical” occasions are promised the Astroworld Cyclone Glider and two loading screens without cost.

“Fortnite” once more held the No. 1 spot as the largest sport of the 12 months for 2019 when it comes to income, raking in a formidable $1.eight billion — despite the fact that that was a decline of 25% off a record-setting $2.four billion take a 12 months earlier, in keeping with analysis agency SuperData.

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