When Will League of Legends Die? This is an important question, since a global server crash could kill the game. A recent global server crash hit most of Oceania, but Riot Games fixed the problem shortly thereafter. Here are some statistics to help you decide whether League of Legends will be alive in 2022.
Average viewership of League of Legends
League of Legends is one of the most popular video games in the world. In 2021, the game saw over a million concurrent viewers. That number dropped to about 747K in 2022, but the number of hours watched increased by over 8%. However, the average viewership is still lower than what it was in 2021.
The average viewership of League of Legends matches fluctuates, but there are some notable exceptions. The League of Legends Championship Series opened with 202,920 viewers. The final match of the summer split drew 140,000 viewers. The game has also attracted a low-key audience, with average viewership of around 80,000 per match.
The average viewership for League of Legends varies depending on the region. While the game has a large audience in Asia and Europe, the average viewership for a match can be less than two thousand in the United States. This can be due to the time difference between those regions. The average viewership of League of Legends matches may increase when popular teams enter the stage.
Average viewership of World Championship final
The World Championship final was broadcast live in March and it was watched by over 43 million people worldwide. However, this number was significantly lower than the previous year. That is because the Play-in matches took place at 10 PM in Europe and until 4 AM in South Korea. This schedule was not convenient for fans in other regions. Nonetheless, the viewership of the final was still higher than the previous year’s opening period.
The 2021 League of Legends World Championship final was broadcast live in 18 countries, 19 broadcasters and 34 platforms. The audience of the final was almost as large as that of the Super Bowl, which was broadcast in 98 million locations. The broadcast also featured a five-game banger series.
The first match, between T1 and Fnatic, was the most popular. This was followed by a rematch between T1 and Fnatic, which was watched by 1,219,103 viewers. The second match, between Fnatic and EDward Gaming, was the second most-watched match. The third and final match was between Gen.G and Royal Never Give Up.
Average viewership of Group Stage
In the Group Stage of League of Legends, the top-ranked teams were T1 and Fnatic, which attracted more than 1 million Average Viewers. The two top-ranked teams from each group, however, were not the only ones to draw huge numbers. The two other most popular teams were EDward Gaming and Gen.G, who were watched by a combined 1.2 million Average Viewers.
The League of Legends World Championship has been gaining viewership. Since its debut in 2017, the League of Legends World Championship has grown significantly. The tournament’s average viewership per broadcast has increased by more than 40%. This is largely due to the League of Legends’ best-of-one format.
League of Legends’ Group Stage has reached its conclusion, with eight teams making it to the Quarterfinals. However, the North American teams are still without a single win in the group-stage. The playoffs will be held in New York at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Chances of League of Legends dying in 2022
As a decade-old esports game, League of Legends has an impressive reputation and continues to draw viewers and returning players. Riot has been increasing its investment in the game, and the company is experimenting with new technologies to improve the game’s visuals. This includes augmented reality, which is incorporated into tournaments. Recently, the company unveiled a performance called “K/DA,” featuring dancing animated champions, which made headlines across the esports world.
There is one thing to keep in mind about League of Legends’ longevity. Although it is a decade-old game, its total player base is still over 125 million. While some players never play the game, others quit for various reasons. As a result, more than 20 million League of Legends players are inactive.
There are a variety of factors that have contributed to this decline. A decrease in LCS viewership, which has been attributed to a lack of streaming from top-tier players, has also hurt viewership. The recent emergence of “streamer teams” have also hurt viewership across the LoL Esports community, mostly in European Regional Leagues.