Fortnite’s ‘The End’ event, which signals the conclusion of Season 10, has become one of the most watched moments in gaming history.
It’s thought that around six million viewers watched the event on live streams across all platforms, and that’s without taking into consideration those who experienced it first hand in the game. The famous Fortnite island has now been reduced to a tiny black hole on players’ screens. Fans are now patiently waiting for something to happen and for Season 11 – and almost certainly a new map – to be born.
Many of these millions of viewers decided to watch the action with their favourite streamers in viewing parties, which saw a lot of the big names on Twitch reel in massive audiences. But how have some of the biggest Fortnite streamers on the planet reacted to the cinematic event, the end of the map and the fact that the game is currently unavailable?
Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney – whose watch party brought in a massive peak audience of over 300,000 – was impressed with the event itself, but not so pleased with having to stare at a black hole for hours.
— Tfue (@TTfue) October 13, 2019
Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani saw his biggest peak viewership on Twitch since February of this year, peaking at over 30,000 viewers. On hitting the 30k mark even before the event began, an emotional Myth thanked his viewers for sticking by him and showing him support.
Later on in the stream, he decided to don a tin foil hit in a satirical attempt to stop Epic Games from “brainwashing” Myth with the black hole.
4hrs of looking at the black hole… pic.twitter.com/wjdLmDrfcf
— Myth (@TSM_Myth) October 13, 2019
Guy ‘Dr DisRespect’ Beahm, who has in the past accused Fortnite of having “no soul” and “turning kids into demons”, was rather happy that people were unable to play the battle royale.
Fortnite is gone.
I couldn’t be more happier.
Demonized children will turn back to normal 8th graders. The gaming industry will get back to quality soulful development.
No more overhyped phoniness. pic.twitter.com/grQ2cPCfjG
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) October 13, 2019
Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, the most followed female streamer on Twitch, thought that the event was the perfect metaphor for her opinions on the state of the game.
i thought fortnite ended a while ago lol
— pokimane (@pokimanelol) October 13, 2019
And finally, a mesmerised Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop couldn’t take his eyes off screen during the event, saying: “We’re in the endgame now, boys!”