Fortnite is back once again to shatter records. The Galactus event, which concluded Fortnite’s current Marvel-themed season, had a record 15.3 million concurrent players. That is more than the 12 million players that watched Travis Scott’s live concert in the game back in April. The numbers from streaming the event are also in. Another 3.4 million people tuned in across YouTube and Twitch to check out the end of season event. Sam Byford at The Verge has more.
Forbes has released their annual 30 under 30 series. Congratulations to everyone in the gaming and esports world that made the 30 under 30 gaming list. Some notable names those familiar with the gaming and esports world should recognize are: League of Legends pro Jason “WildTurtle” Tran, streamer Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang, streamer Imane “Pokimane” Anys, member of 100 Thieves leadership team Jackson Dahl, and Ateyo co-founders Rachel Feinberg and Breanna Harrison-Pollock. If you want to check out the full list you can go here.
Video games have become an outlet for many of those people who have been observing the stay at home orders in the United States. More people are currently playing video games than ever before. According to the 2020 Evolution of Entertainment report from The NPD Group, this year, video game engagement in the U.S. is up significantly in terms of participation, time and spend, with four of every five U.S. consumers having played a video game in the past six months. The number of consumers playing video games in the U.S. has increased 6 points to 79%, with total time spent gaming increasing 26% and total spend increasing 33%. You can go here to read more.