Drake and Ninja just smashed Twitch's viewer record playing Fortnite

A new single-streamer Twitch record was set tonight by Fortnite streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, who at the moment is showing 541,241 viewers on his stream, and it's still climbing. The reason? He's playing with Drake. 

And yes, it's the Drake. 

Blevins is no slouch himself: He's a former Halo pro and Luminosity Gaming player who's been streaming for a number of years now, and these days he's a big deal on the Fortnite scene. Last week his channel picked up more than 50,000 new subscribers in just 10 days over late February and early March. That's an impressive accomplishment by any means.

But let's be honest. We're here for Drizzy. The previous record was about 387,000.

Update: They have now blown past 600,000 concurrent viewers. Way past. This is going to be a tough one to beat.

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Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.