While OpTic Gaming and LOUD battle in the grand final of VCT Champions 2022, the final episode in this year’s top VALORANT rivalry broke the peak viewer record with ease.
Over 1.4 million concurrent viewers watched map two of the grand final after LOUD won map one in overtime. This number surpasses the previous top concurrent viewership figures for Champions 2021 and both Masters Reykjavik tournaments by a significant margin.
According to Esports Charts, both surpassed 1 million concurrent viewers but didn’t reach 1.1 million.
The main English feed of the Champions 2022 grand final will attract more than a quarter of a million viewers on Twitch. Other popular streams include the Tarik co-stream, the Portuguese Twitch and YouTube broadcasts, the English YouTube stream, and fps shaka’s official Japanese broadcast and co-stream.
Champions 2022 is the most-watched VALORANT and VCT event ever, having smashed the total hours seen record the day before. In addition, the event will come to a close with an average viewership of more than 500,000 viewers spread out over a total of 112 hours of airtime.
It is also a major milestone for the players and brand of OpTic, as they are now the only VALORANT team to have three separate matches reach one million concurrent viewers. These matches include this final against LOUD, the final of Reykjavik 2022 against LOUD, and the lower final of Champions 2022 against DRX.
If LOUD and OpTic are able to take this match all the way to map five, the final concurrent viewer milestone for this event could wind up being higher than 1.5 million.