The numbers are in from League of Legends Championship final. The 15-day long competition provided a total of 100 hours of live content which was available in 19 different languages and 40 broadcast partners.
According to a recent blog by Riot, they saw 288 million daily unique impressions with 27 million tuning in to watch the finals with an online viewing time of 67 minutes. Viewership time has gone up from 2013’s 42 minutes, but the finals’ viewer count had gone down from a high of 32 million. While the number of viewers declined a bit, it seems that the ones that did watch were highly engaged.
“It’s awesome to see fans enjoying Worlds as a community, whether it’s with 40,000 friends cheering together in Sangam Stadium, or as a group staying up late at a local viewing party halfway across the world. We’re honored by your passion and participation,” said Riot on their blog.
Riot also foreshadows some updates about their plans for 2015 in the coming weeks. Could it have something to do with eSports According to Riot, over 179 million hours of eSports has now been watched live all over the world and their own viewership takes a ginormous chunk of that as the “eSports Superbowl.”