The 2020 World Championship final match of League of Legends, the most played PC game in the world, broke a record by watching an average of 23.04 million different people per minute. The World Championship event, which consisted of 114 matches, broke another record with a total of more than 1 billion hours.
In the League of Legends World Championship, which is held annually to determine the best League of Legends team in the world, the best teams of international regions have struggled to lift the Summoner’s Cup this year. The 2020 World Championship Final, held between Suning and DAMWON Gaming, was the most exciting match in League of Legends history.
The contents of the tournament have been watched for over 1 billion hours
The World Championship kicked off with the pre-qualification phase that took place at the Shanghai Media Technology Center. The event, which turned into a digital experience, traveled virtually through the mixed reality scene and brought Shanghai city indoors. The qualifying matches were watched considerably more than in previous years. During 38 qualifying matches, fans watched 160.92 million hours of broadcast. This figure is 61.76% higher compared to data in the same period in 2019. The average number of viewers per minute increased by 87.18% from last year to 3.6 million this year.
Final match broke a record with 23.04 million viewers per minute
After the stages in Shanghai Media Technology Center, eyes turned to the finals. 3,205,750 fans registered to watch the show live. Only 6,312 fans were admitted due to restrictions in the newly built SAIC Motor Pudong Arena. The final was broadcast in 16 languages and 21 platforms. The World Championship Final’s average viewership per minute reached a new record, reaching 23.04 million.
Full support to LoL esports from giant brands
League of Legends esports continues on its way in cooperation with leading brands in our country and around the world. In this context, this huge event with 114 matches came to life with twelve global partners, four of which are new. This year, Bose, Cisco, Mercedes-Benz and Spotify are new brands joining the LoL world; The support of Red Bull, Mastercard, OPPO, Alienware, Louis Vuitton, Ax, Secretlab and State Farm continued this year as well.