The VCT LOCK//IN quarter-final match between LOUD and NRG on February 19, 2023, has set a new viewership record for the event, with a peak viewership of 852,720. The previous record was held by the match between LOUD and KC, which had 588,848 peak viewers.
The new record is a combination of multiple language streams, with the English and Portuguese streams being the most popular. The match between LOUD and NRG tapped into both communities, with the Portuguese stream alone attracting 312,615 peak viewers.
The VCT LOCK//IN event had faced criticism ahead of the event due to its single-elimination format. However, the event has caused a resurgence of excitement among the VALORANT fanbase, with the LOUD team, who are playing on home turf in Brazil, garnering huge interest in their matches.
There are still nine matches left to play in the playoffs, so there is plenty of excitement still to come. Here is a breakdown of the top five most-watched matches in the event so far:
- NRG vs. LOUD – 852,720 peak viewers
- LOUD vs. KC – 588,848 peak viewers
- NRG vs. KOI – 559,508 peak viewers
- Gen.G vs. LOUD – 491,984 peak viewers
- Cloud9 vs. DRX – 482,791 peak viewers
The high viewership numbers are a testament to the growing popularity of VALORANT and the continued interest in esports. The event has featured some of the best teams from around the world, with matches being broadcast in multiple languages to cater to a global audience.
As the playoffs continue, fans can expect to see some intense matches as teams battle it out for the championship title. With the single-elimination format, every match is a must-win, adding to the excitement and drama of the event.
In addition to the matches themselves, the event has also featured a range of other activities for fans to enjoy. There have been meet and greets with players, live music performances, and even a cosplay contest.
Overall, the VCT LOCK//IN event has been a huge success, breaking viewership records and generating excitement among the VALORANT community. With the playoffs still ongoing, fans will be eagerly watching to see which team will come out on top and be crowned the champions of the event.