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News video games 22 November 2021, 14:55

author: Miriam Moszczynska

This Year's LoL World Cup Was Watched by 73 Million People At a Time

League of Legends World Championship has achieved incredible viewing figures. This year's games were record-breaking in terms of both average and highest number of viewers.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  1. Riot Games has shared audience figures for this year's League of Legends World Championship;
  2. According to the information provided by the devs at the hottest moment of the day, the event was followed by more than 70 million people;
  3. The tournament's final itself, in turn, was watched by 30 million people at the same time.

This year's World Championships in League of Legends had incredible viewership, with nearly 73 million people watching at one point. According to Sports Business Journal, based on data provided by Riot Games, this is a 60% increase compared to last year, when the peak audience was 46 million.

Stats on the number of viewers following the final game also look amazing. The final clash between the Korean team DWG KIA and the winning Chinese team Edward Gaming was watched by an average of 30 million people per minute. This represents a nearly 33% increase compared to 2020.

Viewership figures for League of Legends World Championship in previous years:

Year:

Final:

Peak viewership:

Average viewership during finals:

2020

DWG KIA vs Suning

3-1

46,067,896 people

23,041,174 people

2019

FunPlus Phoenix vs G2 Esports

3-0

43,982,055

21,469,358

2018

Invictus Gaming vs Fnatic

3-1

43,997,815

19,280,120

Data collected through a partnership between Riot Games and analytics firm Stream Hatchet, Source: https://lolesports.com

It is worth noting here that we did not receive accurate data, which would present the viewership by individual countries. However, we can assume that if such a ranking was created, the overwhelming majority of the audience would be Chinese eSports fans. This is also suggested by data from eSports Charts, according to which the final match was watched by 4 million people outside China (also a record result, by the way).

In addition to viewing figures, which were presented during Riot Games' press conference, we also learned a little about the World Championships that will take place next year. Namely they will take place in four cities across North America - Mexico City, San Francisco, New York and Toronto.

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