LoL summoner share in North America 2023, by tier
For casual and professional gamers alike
League of Legends has built a loyal and large fanbase in the ten years since its release. The game reached a landmark 100 million monthly active users in 2016, an impressive increase from the 15 million users it had in 2011. As a result of its entertaining and varied gameplay, League of Legends has also become one of the most popular games amongst eSports viewers. The League of Legends eSports championship finals in 2022 became one of the most watched eSports events in history as as viewership peaked at 5.15 million viewers. With so many people watching this event, it comes as no surprise that the prize pool is sizeable. The 2022 edition took place in the United States and Mexico with a total of 2.23 million U.S. dollars in prize money up for grabs. The South Korean eSports team DRX emerged victorious in 2022, thereby pocketing a whopping 489.5 thousand U.S. dollars in prize money.