Fortnite World Cup 2019 Was the Most Followed eSport Event Ever in the West

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The finals of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup were held in New York last weekend, now there are some data regarding the success of the streaming show: the finals of the competition were seen by 2.3 million spectators, really high numbers for an eSport event of this type.

In fact, to date the Fortnite World Cup 2019 has been the most-watched and most-watched eSport event ever in the West, thus excluding the League of Legends competitions in Asia. This data only includes viewers active on the official Twitch and YouTube channels and does not take into account those who have followed the broadcast on Facebook or other channels.

The finals of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup saw Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf triumph, a young boy of just 16 who took home a prize pool of three million dollars, also earning one hosted by Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show, one of the Most followed Late Show in the United States.

Fortnite’s success does not seem likely to diminish, Ninja has already revealed its intention to participate in the 2020 World Cup, in addition, Epic Games Season 10 of the Battle Royale will debut today, along with with the new Week 1 Season X challenges.