MGG / Video Games Articles and stories / League of Legends (LoL) /

LoL: Catastrophic audience level Worlds?

LoL: Catastrophic audience level Worlds?

The beginning of the Worlds of League of Legends had set the trend and unfortunately, the latter has not been reversed for the moment... Audiences are down compared to the previous edition. And when we look at the figures, we can speak of a small disaster.

Photo: LoL Esports

Viewership figures for Worlds of League of Legends are piling up as the competition progresses. For the moment, there is one constant: the statistics are worse than last year. Play-In, group stage, everything is less good. Some hope that the playoffs, which begin Thursday evening for us, will save the day, especially because the cast is 5 stars. But we don't really dare to believe in miracles. There are too many disabling factors.

In this slump, France and OTP are not doing so badly. A good way to see the glass of water half full.

A spectacular drop in audience!

Numbers can say anything and everything if they are cleverly twisted. But for once, the drop in audience for the Worlds of League of Legends is real, not to say spectacular. Compared to last year, the main indicators are down by almost 40%! The peak viewership is thus 1,390,933 (-38%) during the group phase and the average viewership is 826,034 (-37%). The audience remains large, but the decrease is worrying, while esports and streaming continue to grow.

Riot Games will have to ask the right questions to stop the bleeding. Even if this year's tournament is not helped by its unwelcoming schedules for Asians and Europeans, that's no reason to hide.

OTP is doing very well

The good news in this story is that the French scene is doing well. OTP (Twitch) is the third most followed, behind the official Twitch broadcast and YouTube. Despite the night hours, the OTP crew managed to thrill the community, which remained faithful to the event. It must be said that France is known for having a passionate audience. Even if there were no French qualified for the Worlds, we still watched the competition a lot in France. It must be said that there were still the Nisqy brothers and Targamas (Belgium) to support!

The most followed match of the Group Stage involved a European team. This is the Fnatic vs T1 match, a poster that inevitably attracts the curious.

Disney Dreamlight Valley Super Sparkling Root: How to prepare it for Scar's quest?

Although you got the recipe for Root beer via Merlin with fizzy sugar, you will need to brew Super Sparkling Rootfor Scar's quest, added with the October big content update. Here's how to do it

Julien bxakid

Freelancer writer bringing news, waifus, and loads of coffee!

More Stories

08:09 LoL: This champion has been dominating soloQ for months and it's not about to stop!
08:05 MOBA's Most Hated Champion Is Also Infuriating TFT Players
10:07 LoL: When does season 13 start?
10:01 K'Santé, the first problem that Riot Games will have to solve in 2023
09:53 What is the best-designed champion? The community has the answer!
09:50 Azir support, the new pick that is all the rage in China
09:50 LoL: Which champions received the most skins in 2022?
10:53 LoL: Would the solution to improve the meta be to remove the nerves on the anti-heal?
10:52 LoL: The patch schedule for season 13
10:52 LoL: The pentakill of the champion who is least likely to do so


The best champions for Patch 11.16
League of Legends 2021 World Championship Finals venue and date announced
LoL: 7 questions about Akshan answered by the developers

Discover guides

LoL Guide, Build: Glacial Augment and Electrocute Ahri, Mid, S10
How to Sona Support in S10
League of Legends Transfer Window — From LCK to LPL, Khan joins FPX