We have all been paying attention to the new competitive shooter Valorant at least just a little bit. From when the beta went live in April to when the game was officially launched at the beginning of June we’ve all been talking about our opinions on the CS:GO-like and watching it progress.
One of the big conversations surrounding the game was that you could only get access to the closed beta through watching streamers on Twitch play and praying for a drop. This technique seems to have paid off for Riot Games, as Valorant reigned supreme for hours watched in the second quarter of 2020.
According to this report from Streamlabs and Stream Hatchet viewers watched a total of 534,090,891 hours in the three months of April, May, and June to crown Valorant queen of the quarter. PUBG Mobile came in second with an impressive 237 million hours watched, and Fornite third with 174 million hours. All massive numbers but still impressive that Valorant’s total beat them both combined.
Riot Games had a great three months because not only did Valorant perform well but their other properties like League of Legends did too. An astonishing 1.1 billion hours were watched of Riot’s games. In second place came Epic Games with 536 million and in third Valve with 511 million hours.
Valorant has already come out, so you don’t have to watch streams to play the game anymore. If you’re interested in playing it yourself, take a look at how the MMR system works or even the best agents to play right now.