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League of Legends - Worlds Viewership Plummets Compared to Last Year

Published: 01:54, 20 October 2022
Riot Games
League of Legends World Championship 2022
League of Legends World Championship 2022

The League of Legends World Championship is one of the largest eSports events in the year. However, the World Championship 2022 is viewed far less this year, compared to last year.

The League of Legends World Championship is experiencing a sharp decline this year when it comes to viewership, and the cause does not lie at the feet of Riot Games .

Instead, it lies at the feet of LCS , or rather, North America, and the fact that the game times are far too inconvenient for Asia to watch live.

Compared to last year's World Championship that took place in Iceland, this year, all of the stats show that the viewership, as a whole, has dropped by around 40%.

This drop in viewership comes after the Worlds 2021 set a new viewership record, in a game played by EDG and DWG KIA, of around 4 million players.

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The most viewed game this year, comparatively, is 1.39 million concurrent viewers. of course, there are still a lot of games to be played.

However, the main reason listed for this drop in viewership is the inconvenient times when the games are played, which cause much of ASia to be unable to watch them live.

And, seeing as seven out of the eight teams still in the running are, in fact, Asian teams, it does paint a bleak picture for the World Championship.

We just hope that this doesn't influence future World Championships in a negative way, or have RIot Games divert their focus elsewhere. on the other hand, it may just be what forces them to change their competition format.

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