8 Million Of You Watched The LoL Championships
Hmm, apparently League of Legends is as popular as The Walking Dead. No, seriously. Riot Games has announced that during the League of Legends World Championships, over 8 million people tuned in. “More than 8,282,000 unique viewers tuned in for the World Finals via TV and stream worldwide (including 2,402,225 TV viewers in Korea and China),” Riot said in a statement. “At peak, over 1,154,000 people were watching online alone (not counting any TV numbers) during the World Finals. Over the course of both the World Playoffs and Finals, people watched 24,230,688 hours of League of Legends.”
These are huge numbers. Sure, the peak was 7 million fewer, but this is a gigantic amount of people tuning in to watch a video game. No doubt advertisers are starting to salivate. Of course, we know most viewers were just tuning in to see who might be cheating. Zing.