League Of Legends World Championship Draws Over 8m Viewers

On October 13, the League of Legends season two world championship tournament concluded, and one team, the Taipei Assassins, walked away with the $US1 million prize. Today, Riot announced just how many LoL fans watched it happen.

The stadium where the competition took place held 8000 spectators. Another 8,282,000 unique viewers — well over eight million people — tuned in either online or on TV (in China and Korea) for part or all of the broadcast.

For a sense of comparison, the first game of this year's ALCS, between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers, which also took place on October 13, netted about 6.8 million viewers.

It seems that not only do an astonishing number of people play League of Legends, but a remarkable number of folks enjoy watching it, too.

Thank You, Summoners [League of Legends]


    :D, my Fav game at the moment :D

    Gotta say, since the honor sysem was implemented, the in-game community is much better. I've uninstalled the game several times, just because I couldn't stand the community, but now I find friendly players, or at least tolerable ones, are vastly outnumbering the troll + vitriol crowd.

    Yep agreed. I actively do a couple of tribunal cases a day to help keep it that way too :)

    Same! I'm hooked. I played early in the year, yet didn't really like it, but I tried it again recently, LOVEING IT!

    That took time. Sure. It's a northern place nodoby really cares about. It doesn't mean that their opinions don't matter. And honestly.. Crying teenagers? Is that really what you think? Just about everyone in Sweden looks down upon America. No one cares how big your country is or how popular it is. Popularity or size doesn't make it better. You guys spend billions of dollars on military that you don't even need, you are constantly in war for no reason and your prisons are bloated!

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