Fortnite viewership drops to historic low on Twitch
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Fortnite's Twitch viewership has begun to hover around the 90,000 concurrents mark. According to a report by The Gamer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Turner “Tfue” Tenney are to blame for this drop in numbers.
When Ninja left Twitch for Mixer last month, it was expected that some of his viewers would make the move with him. Since he was one of the most popular Fortnite streamers on Twitch, his absence was expected to lead to some drop-off, but the report doesn't provide specific numbers to show just how many. It should also be mentioned that after only five days on Mixer, Ninja had gained one million subscribers.
Then there's Tfue who rose up to take the number one spot on Twitch following Ninja's departure. The young streamer has been caught up in a couple of controversies in the past few months, like his lawsuit against his former team Fnatic and the drama surrounding it. Recently he had begun to complain a lot about the state of Fortnite, even going as far as considering other games to move to. Eventually he made the announcement that he would be taking a break from streaming.
Then there's also the fact that other Fortnite streamers like Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo, Mason “Symfuhny” Lanier and Dennis “cloakzy” Lepore have begun to stream other games as well. Since World of Warcraft Classic released on August 26, the game has seen a steady climb in viewership. Many popular streamers have given it a try or even taken a liking to it, including Michael “shroud” Grzesiek who is known for first-person shooters and lost around 2,000 subscribers.
However, upcoming Fortnite streamers like the World Cup 2019 winner Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf are seeing a rise in numbers which could eventually improve the game's viewership. According to Twitch Tracker, the game has seen a steady decline in viewership since June, so the current drop could just be the result of viewers finding Fortnite less interesting.