334 Million People Watched the League of Legends 2015 World Championships

334 Million People Watched the League of Legends 2015 World Championships - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 December 2015 / 3,727 Views

Riot Games has announced that the League of Legends 2015 World Championships set a new record for the number of unique viewers.

334 million total unique viewers tuned into the championships over the course of four weeks, comfortably surpassing the 288 million who watched in 2014.

 

The final match saw 36 unique viewers tune in to watch, which is a new record for any eSports event, beating out the 27 million people who watched the 2014 final. The peak number of viewers increased three million year-over-year to 14 million.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments

naruball (on 11 December 2015)

"The final match saw 36 unique viewers tune in to watch". Doesn't sound much to me.


Chazore (on 11 December 2015)

Sounds like LoL is still as popular as ever. I would love to see some Heroes of the Storm matches like this, would be nice if casters like TB or Day 9 being there as well.


darkneal (on 11 December 2015)

so, so weird. I've been a gamer all my life..and i just don't get this. 334million viewers and ive never met anyone who's actually into this....or they don't admit to it.


The Fury (on 11 December 2015)

Into League in general or watching league? You might be in different circles. It is a game dominated by younger gamers, it's PC only, you do not have to have a beast of a computer to run and is F2P so appeals to a lot of people.


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naruball (on 12 December 2015)

Also depends on the country. I taught in China for a year and almost every single one of my students played this game. Out of the ones who played video games all of them played LoL and it was also the only game they played.


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darkneal (on 13 December 2015)

I meant watching. Playing a game is fair enough...but watching one that is'nt a movie-esque experience. Don't get it. But yeah, youngsters and the chinese are def outta my demographic. If it is indeed the chinese as i suspect then i dont think it should be reported as some kinda gaming phenominom...more like something weird the chinese like to do, lol.


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