Champions 2022’s OpTic vs. LOUD final sets a new VALORANT peak viewing record.
While OpTic Gaming and LOUD square off once more in the VCT Champions 2022 grand final, the conclusion to this year’s most heated VALORANT rivalry easily broke the peak viewer record.
After LOUD won map one on Ascent in overtime, the grand final has already drawn more than 1.4 million concurrent spectators across official broadcasts and co-streams throughout just map two. The concurrent viewership for Champions 2021 and both Masters Reykjavk events is much below the current top figure. According to data on Esports Charts, each exceeded one million concurrent viewers but did not go higher than 1.1 million.
The primary English feed on Twitch attracted more than a quarter of a million people to the Champions 2022 championship match. The tarik co-stream, the official Twitch and YouTube broadcasts in Portuguese, the English YouTube stream, and the official Japanese broadcast and co-stream by fps shaka are among the other popular streams in terms of spectators.
Champions 2022 has already eclipsed the record for total hours viewed set during the lower bracket final the day before, making it the most watched VALORANT and VCT event ever. Additionally, approximately 500K people watched the event on average throughout the course of more than 112 hours of airing.
With this final vs LOUD, the Reykjavik 2022 final versus LOUD, and the Champions 2022 lower final versus DRX, OpTic is currently the only VALORANT team to have three distinct matches to exceed one million concurrent views.
If LOUD and OpTic make it to a map five in this event, the final concurrent viewing milestone may exceed 1.5 million.