Mobile Gaming Audiences Vying with Fortnite on YOUTUBE


Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt, the current boss of Youtube Gaming, has brought to light crazy statistics for the mobile game ‘Garena Free Fire’ that rival those of Fortnite Battle Royale.

Garena Free Fire is a Battle Royale game developed by 111dots Studio and published by Garena International I Private Limited, which is available on several mobile platforms. It is described as “the ultimate survival game available on mobile”, with games lasting an average of 10 minutes.

This is not the only Battle Royale game available on mobile, there is also the presence of Epic Games, Fortnite Battle Royale, which can also be downloaded for free. However, on July 20, Fwiz published an image in which the number of spectators of a mobile gaming tournament is totally incredible.

Garena Free Fire offers shorter games than Fortnite or PUBG.

“635,000 live viewers are currently watching a Garena Free Fire tournament on YouTube. It’s a FYI mobile game, “he tweeted.

The tournament was broadcast live on YouTube on the ‘Free Fire – Brasil’ channel, which has more than 2.9 million subscribers.

This contrasts with the majority of other e-sports games, which use Twitch as the primary platform for tournament broadcasting, but YouTube is starting to become an increasingly viable alternative.

Fwiz then compared this event to Fortnite’s Robot vs. Monster event, which at one point gathered 851,000 simultaneous viewers on YouTube.

While this does not include Twitch viewers of the same event, the fact that Garena has collected 635,000 simultaneous viewers underscores the incredible audience that a mobile game can reach.

Fwiz also compared Garena Free Fire’s audience stats with Call of Duty. As the CWL finals take place in Miami, OpTic Gaming, arguably the largest Call of Duty team in the world, played Luminosity Gaming in a match that drew between 40,000 and 60,000 spectators simultaneously.

“There are 11 times more people watching a mobile gaming tournament than a CoD tournament where OpTic is playing,” he said.

Mobile gaming is clearly a growing gaming platform, but as established games like Fortnite and PUBG grow into the mobile gaming world, it’s fair to say that we can expect mobile will become even stronger in the coming years.