Twitch’s stock went up last night thanks to Drake.
Founded in 2011, Twitch is a live streaming video platform that’s primarily used by gamers to broadcast their playing sessions across the world. Last night, Drake decided to hop on and play “Fortnite” against pro-gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. In true Drizzy fashion, he broke records, as his stream easily became the most viewed stream by a single player ever, with 630,000 concurrent viewers. The previous record was just 388,000. All thanks to a tweet from the 6 God.
“Fortnite” is a co-op multiplayer game, and its popularity has been on the rise with the release of the latest version, “Fortnite Battle Royale.” Matches start with 100 players skydiving onto an island. After they land, they immediately start looking for weapons and gear. You can play solo and try to be the last surviving person, or play in a squad fighting other teams. It’s been available for PCs, Macs, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One consoles for a while and Epic confirmed “Fortnite” will soon be available on mobile devices.
Drake and Ninja were joined by two other stars: NFL rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster (FaZeJuJu_19) and fellow rapper Travis Scott (cactus_jackk92). Over the course of the match, Drake ended the longstanding debate of whether pineapple belongs on pizza—he loves it. And though he’s only been playing “Fortnite” for a few months, he’d love to see some of the boards improved.
Stream the highlights below.