In addition to rapidly gathering a large audience, Apex Legends is now making waves on Twitch.
The free-to-play battle royale title achieved the fourth highest single-day views in five years, thanks to the Twitch Rivals event arranged by developer Respawn and the streaming platform earlier this week.
On February 12th, Apex Legends fans watched 8.4 million hours of matches, according to Twitch tracker Gamoloco. The firm's study dates back to October 2014.
Most notably, that's more than a million higher that Fortnite's most successful single-day viewing, which was 7.2 million hours for the game's Season 5 launch last July.
Apex Legends' Twitch Rivals lost out on a place in the three most-viewed events, all of which were for Counter-Strike: GO. Two of the top three took place during the 2015 ESL One Cologne contest, with 8.4 million hours viewed on August 12 and 8.6 million on August 22nd.