How many people play League of Legends?
How many people play League of Legends is a common question given the rise in popularity in Fortnite.
Since its release in 2009, League of Legends has expanded its player base to reach a wider audience of players from around the world. The developer of the game Riot Games releases information on how many people have played the game from each region only so many times, but with the emergence of new games like Fortnite, many people are wondering: how many people are playing League of Legends in 2018 exactly?
The game has seen impressive growth in the number of monthly players every year. In 2011, the game reportedly had 11.5 million players each month. The number skyrocketed to 67 million players per month in 2014. The latest official statement from the developer claimed that the number stood at 100 million players in 2017.
The 2018 League of Legends World Championship became one of the most watched esports events in the history of the game, reaching over 99 million total viewers. This increase in viewership led many to speculate on the growth of the game’s monthly player base as well.
The exact number of players the game has reached has been kept secret by the game’s developer this year, so it’s difficult to say with certainty where the number of monthly players in 2018 currently stands. Therefore, many fans of the game can expect the total number of monthly players to be over 100 million, maybe even closer to 120 million given the growth rate over the years and the increase in viewership for the game’s pro league in 2018.
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