(CNET) — Drake is on Twitch. Playing Fortnite. And the resulting social media hype has resulted in Drake (and popular Twitch streamer “Ninja”) breaking the all-time concurrent viewers record on Twitch.
Some background for the uninitiated. Drake is the world famous rapper. Twitch is the streaming service that lets you watch other people playing video games. Ninja is one of the most popular Twitch streamers. All are a pretty big deal.READ MORE: 39-Year-Old Man Charged With Human Trafficking and Pimping Of Underage Teen Victim
It’s an even bigger deal when you combine it all.READ MORE: 1 Taken Into Custody Following Brief Standoff After Pursuit Ends In Palmdale
Drake said on stream he’d been playing Fortnite for a month or two. He’d also been watching Ninja on Instagram and on YouTube. He and his team play Fortnite in the studio to take a break from intense 20 hour recordings.
It’s a massive coup for Fortnite, which is currently is an arms race with rival PUBG for players. A tremendously huge deal for Twitch as well.MORE NEWS: Robert Durst's Attorneys File Motion To Indefinitely Postpone Trial For The Shooting Death Of Susan Berman
You can watch Ninja and Drake play here. Enjoy it while it lasts.