During the World Championship 2015 (Worlds) League of Legends showed once again that it is by far and away simply the best, when it comes to spectator interest. Not only arenas in Paris, Brussels, London and Berlin were filled completely but also new records regarding viewership numbers were set.
In total, 36 million unique viewers watched the worlds’ biggest eSports event which went on for five weeks. Over the same time period eSport fans from all over the world watched a total amount of 386 million hours. The final match between the Korean teams of SK Telecom T1 and Koo Tigers was seen by 14 million concurrent viewers at its peak.
Growth: Viewership numbers Worlds 2015 – compared to 2014
Viewership numbers of the League of Legends World Championship 2014/2015
|Worlds 2014||Worlds 2015|
|Unique Viewers (UV)||27.000.000||36.000.000|
|Peak Concurrent Viewers (PCU)||11.000.000||14.000.0000|
|Total cumulative daily unique impressions||288.000.000||344.000.000|
|Average concurrent viewership (ACU)||-||4.200.000|
- Worlds 2015 Viewership – lolesports.com
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