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League of Legends Worlds 2019 breaks several viewership records

Published: 17:25, 11 November 2019
Riot Games
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League of Legends World Championship 2019 almost doubled the viewers from 2018 and there are pointers that even the high amount of viewers in China was increased further.

League of Legends World Championship 2018 set several records back in its day. Some of those records were later broken by Fortnite but the records would go back into Riot's possession with Worlds 2019.

To start off, Worlds 2018 featured 2,050,475 concurrent viewers (CCV) in the finals match between Fnatic and Invictus Gaming. This was only accounting for the audience without Chinese viewers. Once the trackers added up the incredible ~200 million Chinese viewers, the number ended up being 205,109,017 .

Meanwhile, during Worlds 2019, the concurrent viewer record was broken before the finals. Without accounting for Chinese audience, it was actually the semifinals bout between SKT T1 and G2 Esports that ended up being the matchup with the highest concurrent viewership , standing at 3,985,787 CCV.

The finals between FunPlux Phoenix and G2 Esports peaked at 3,700,545 concurrent viewers. However, ESCharts' infographics didn't feature the numbers for Chinese audience at all this time around. On the other hand, considering that the concurrent viewers record almost doubled the previous one, it is highly likely the Chinese fans gathered in record numbers as well.

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Fortnite previously held the record for the most concurrent viewers on Twitch when Epic Games launched the preparation for Chapter 2, with the Black Hole event which gathered 1.6 million concurrent viewers on the platform. LoL Worlds overshot that record with roughly 140,000 more concurrent viewers.

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