March 25, 2024

Sentinels Shatter Records: A New Era in VALORANT Viewership

Liam Fletcher
Written byLiam FletcherWriter
Researched byHaruki NakamuraResearcher

Key Takeaways:

  • Sentinels clinched another international VCT trophy at VCT Masters Madrid 2024, marking a significant comeback.
  • The grand finals between Sentinels and Gen.G set a new all-time viewership record for VALORANT with 1.665 million peak viewers.
  • This historic match also surpassed the previous viewership record set during the Champions 2022 final.

In a stunning display of skill and strategy, Sentinels have once again etched their name in the annals of VALORANT history, not just by snagging another international VCT trophy at the VCT Masters Madrid 2024, but also by smashing previous viewership records. The grand finals, a heart-stopping face-off against Gen.G, captivated a whopping 1.665 million viewers at its peak, becoming the most-watched VALORANT match ever, as reported by Esports Charts.

Sentinels Shatter Records: A New Era in VALORANT Viewership

A Record-Smashing Showdown

The anticipation was palpable as Sentinels squared off with Gen.G, with the viewership already breaking the record for the most-viewed Masters event early in the match. However, as the series progressed to its nail-biting fifth map, the viewership soared, ultimately eclipsing the peak viewership record previously held by the Champions 2022 final between OpTic and LOUD.

Sentinels: A Legacy Reclaimed

Before their triumph in Madrid, Sentinels' peak viewership milestone was set during their last international victory at Masters Reykjavík 2021 against Fnatic, which peaked at 1.085 million viewers. The years following this win have seen both the VALORANT and Sentinels brands grow exponentially. At Masters Madrid, Sentinels not only broke the all-time viewership record but also had three matches exceeding one million viewers, solidifying their status as fan favorites.

Interestingly, the grand final also faced stiff competition from the final day of the Elimination Stage of the first CS2 Major at PGL Copenhagen, featuring prominent CS2 teams like G2 and NAVI. Despite this, the VALORANT community's overwhelming support for the Sentinels vs. Gen.G showdown underscores the game's growing popularity and the electric charisma of teams like Sentinels.

What Lies Ahead

This record-breaking viewership at Masters Madrid heralds an exciting 2024 VCT season, promising even more breathtaking moments and potentially new records, especially if fan-favorite teams like Sentinels, LOUD, Karmine Corp, and Paper Rex continue their march to glory at the year's pinnacle event, Champions 2024.

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Liam Fletcher
Liam Fletcher

Liam "CyberScribe" Fletcher, a Kiwi with a flair for fast-paced gameplay and articulate narratives, has emerged as a prominent voice at EsportRanker. Diving deep into the esports universe, Liam crafts comprehensive reviews, strategic insights, and captivating tales from behind the screens.

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