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LoL Worlds 2023 Finals Break An Esports Viewership Record

News 19-11-2023 14:35

We knew that League of Legends esports was popular, but did we know it was this popular? 

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LoL Worlds 2023 Finals: An esports viewership record has been broken. | © Riot Games

T1 took on Weibo Gaming in the biggest match of the 2023 esports calendar. The League of Legends World Championship is always one of the biggest events in the World, and this year T1 managed to win it all on home soil. 

They did all of this in front of millions of viewers, even breaking an existing esports viewership record that was set all the way back in 2021. So, just how many people tuned in to watch Faker and the rest of T1 earn the Summoner's Cup? 

LoL Worlds 2023 Finals Break Viewership Esports Record

T1 and Weibo Gaming both had incredible story lines going into the 2023 League of Legends World Championship Finals. Weibo Gaming mimicked the success of DRX who managed to snag the trophy in 2022, while this was the last chance for the current T1 roster to win Worlds as this exact team. 

The game garnered a huge audience, with esports charts, even revealing that it broke the esports viewership record which the Free Fire World Series set in 2021. With over 6.4-million peak viewers it's also the first esports tournament to crack this number. 

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T1 broke records once more this year. | © Riot Games

It is important to note that esports charts does not take Chinese streaming into consideration, but it's still a huge feat to have such high numbers on a worldwide scale. 

This Worlds Finals has increased viewership by over 1-million, with the 2022 Finals garnering 5.1-million peak viewers. 

In 2024 Worlds will be held in Europe with the finals taking place in the iconic O2 Arena. Can more viewership records be broken again? 

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Sabrina Ahn

Sabrina Ahn is the League of Legends and Riftfeed Lead. During her time at Concordia University in 2014 she fell in love with League of Legends and esports and has been playing LoL since then – how she hasn't lost...