League of Legends has definitively returned to the throne of the streaming king. It was the most watched game in the last 365 days on Twitch. With 1.111 billion hours viewed, Riot Games' production slightly outperformed Fortnite in this category (1.108 ml hours), which was the leader in 2018. This situation is unlikely to change quickly, as LoL is currently on a rising trend (the game dethroned the competitor already in the first half of this year), while Epic Games' shooter is losing its audience all the time.
The success of League of Legends is all the more impressive as the game is much less popular among the streamers themselves. In the last 365 days, they have emitted less than 24 million hours of gameplay, compared to 77 million hours for Fortnite. Nevertheless, the viewers were more interested in LoL.
Epic Games' title is still a popular game, but the peak in its popularity seems to be behind us. According to the SuperData study group, Fortnite revenues fell throughout the year.
October's launch of Fortnite Chapter 2 increased the interest in the game, but it is not known exactly how it translated into the financial results of the game. Judging by the SuperData report for this October, the title advanced by a few positions in the list of the best-earning titles, but it was unable to make it to the top 5 both on PC and consoles (nor to the top ten in the mobile market for that matter).
December promises to be another successful month for League of Legends. A new character named Aphelios will soon be added to the game. He is a hero designed for players who are not afraid of challenges. The character will have five unique weapons and use dozens of different skills. Its complex mechanics forced its creators to create a special interface.
- League of Legends - official website
- Riot Games - official website