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League Of Legends Worlds 2019 finals become most viewed event in game’s history

Riot has released viewership statistics for the League Of Legends 2019 Championship Finals, which achieved 44 million peak concurrent viewers.

The League Of Legends 2019 Worlds final between G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix might have been slightly anticlimactic with a clean 3-0 sweep, but that didn’t stop viewers tuning in.  

According to developer Riot Games, this year’s final at the Accor Hotels Arena in Paris achieved a record breaking 21.8 million in average minute audience.  

It also achieved 44 million peak concurrent viewers, which matches the number for the 2018 Worlds final in South Korea.

Outside of viewership numbers, the World Championship as a whole (which took place over five weeks) also saw a record breaking 99 champions picked or banned by players.  

Interestingly, Riot hasn’t released the number of unique viewers for the 2019 event – with last year’s achieving 99.6 million unique viewers.  

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(Picture: Riot Games) 

The climax of the League Of Legends season has become the Super Bowl equivalent for esports, possessing huge opening ceremonies with supergroup acts.  

This year’s was True Damage, comprised of Becky G, Keke Palmer, Soyeon, DUCKWRTH and Thutmose, who performed track Giants.  

The League Of Legends Worlds 2020 final will take place in Shanghai, China, with viewership expected to balloon even further.