Jess Colwill, December 7, 2016

The 2016 League of Legends World Championship was Watched by Nearly 400 Million People

To celebrate the end of the League of Legends World Championship, Riot has released an infographic allowing us to visualize some of the impressive statistics from the event. 

Most importantly, the infographic shows what we’ve all been saying—that esports in general is on the rise. Total cumulative daily unique impressions peaked at 396 million this year, an increase of over 60 million since Worlds last year.

2016 had a few landmarks and broken records as well. Zachary ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi set a new creep score record for the World Championship during Cloud9’s Day 3 battle against Flash Wolves, scoring a CS of 690. It was also the longest series in the history of the tournament, clocking in at 252 minutes of gameplay.

The tournament itself was broadcast in over 23 places and in 18 different languages, which really highlights how extensive esports’ reach is getting. Nearly half of the World Championship’s $6.7 million prize pool was contributed by fans.

There’s a lot of great information to piece together from the infographic so check out the full-size image below.

League of Legends World Championship Infographic
League of Legends World Championship Infographic

Jess Colwill

Jess is a writer and dog-lover from the eastern coast of Australia, who loves playing games (particularly anything by BioWare), listening to metal, baking, and fostering rescue dogs while they wait for new homes. You can find her on Twitter at @notsocryptic.