The League of Legends (LoL) world cup 2014 has ended. Between September 18th and October 19th, 16 teams were competing for a prize pool of $2 million. The event was hosted in Singapore, Taipei, Busan and Seoul.
40.000 eSports-enthusiasts watched South Korean team Samsung Galaxy White beat Chinese Star Horn Royal Club during the finals in Sangam Stadium, Seoul. 11.2 million viewers watched the game between the two rivals.
Publisher and host Riot Games posted an official statement with the event’s figures. 100 hours of live-streaming were broadcasted worldwide thanks to 40 partners, the event was translated into 19 languages.
27 million viewers during League of Legends world cup
Whereas in 2013 the grand total of unique viewers was 32 million, this year 27 million fans were watching during the whole event. However, numbers of peak concurrent viewers during the finals saw an immense increase from 2012’s 1.2 million over 2013’s 8.7 million to this year’s 11.2 million concurrent viewers. That is the highest number of concurrent viewers during an eSports-event.
In addition, the sum of daily unique impressions was 288 million over the course of the whole League of Legends tournament.
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