With more than half a million simultaneous viewers, Gabriel “bak” Lessa, a streamer for the Brazilian esports organization LOUD, broke the record of the biggest Portuguese-language stream on Twitch on Thursday, Feb. 11. Lessa reached the landmark of 511K viewers by playing Garena’s battle royale Free Fire on a fundraising show match for charity.
The event, called “4×4 Bak of Free Fire,” also counted on players from paiN Gaming, another big Brazilian esports organization. The record previously belonged to Alexandre “Gaules” Borba, a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive streamer on Twitch which reached more than 393k viewers in June 2020.
LOUD is one of the most popular organizations in Brazil and is getting used to breaking records, being the first esports team in the world to reach 1B views on YouTube relying on content related to gaming lifestyle mainly focused on the Free Fire audience. Recently, LOUD has also secured a spot on the Brazilian League of Legends Championship (CBLOL) and entered the League of Legends scene.