Over 5.1 million people tuned in to watch the League of Legends World Championship grand finals yesterday. That figure, which doesn’t take into account viewership, has eclipsed the previous record set by 2021’s League Edward Gaming vs DWG finals by over one million viewers, making this year’s event the leader by a substantial margin.
Taking place in the Chase Center, California, the grand finals saw super team T1 face off against DRX, both Korean favourites that managed to earn their spot over yet another brilliant Korea team in Gen.G, and Chinese powerhouse Royal Never Give Up.
Some interesting facts can be seen by looking at esports charts, an esports data analytics website, that tracked the event. According to the website, there was a viewership leap of close to 3 million from the semi-finals matches and the finals, and close to 1 million average viewers across the entire finals event. All in all, the website claims that 141,943,946 hours of gameplay were watched over the weekend.