You wouldn’t really expect to find superstar Drake on a gaming streaming website like Twitch but in the odd event that he does appear on the platform out of the blue, you can expect word to spread about that like wildfire. That’s precisely what happened yesterday when Drake joined pro-gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, JuJu Smith-Schuster and rapper Travis Scott to play sandbox shooter Fortnite. This resulted in the record for the most-viewed stream on Twitch by a single player being broken.
The stream had Ninja playing a few Fortnite matches with Drake before all four of them teamed up to play the game. The stream ended up trending on Twitter, because that’s just the kind of star power that Drake begins, and at one point had more than 630,000 people watching the stream at the same time. “Drake said he had to pack for a flight tomorrow so he’s out… We literally made history tonight,” said Ninja after the gameplay ended, and who can argue, they really did.
The record for the most-viewed stream on Twitch has been broken by quite some margin as it was previously at 388,000 viewers for a single-player stream.
Just like all game streams, there was mindless conversation during the gameplay as well, which involved Drake giving us his thoughts on pineapple toppings for a pizza and how he thinks that Fortnite developers should be focusing more on improving existing maps instead of creating new ones.