World’s highest number of followers in 2021, up 60% from 2020
The 2021 League of Legends broke the record for the most number of spectators, with more fans watching the final match of the prestigious tournament than ever before. According to a release from Riot Games, the last big match between EDP Gaming of LPL and DWG KIA of LCK got more than 73 million viewers, with 60% more viewers compared to the match. Last year.
Earlier this month, watch website Esports Charts reported that more than 4 million viewers followed at the top of the finals. However, that number does not include the Chinese audience. 73 million viewers, reported by Riot and its esports analysis partner Stream Hatchet, undoubtedly include a huge Chinese market for the League. The 2021 tournament is the fourth consecutive World Championship with LPL representatives in the major finals.