League of Legends 2023 World Championship Breaks New Record in eSports
The League of Legends 2023 World Championship Final in Seoul, South Korea was the most-viewed match in eSports history according to Esports Charts. The tournament grand finals had an astonishing 6,402,760 peak viewership.
T1 faced Weibo Gaming in a Bo5 series, with the match going 3-0 for T1. The entire LCK team played phenomenally throughout the entire tournament, having an impressive 87% win rate for the LoL 2023 World Championship.
Faker claimed his fourth title, following a 10-year professional career in T1. The entire roster showed incredible skills and game knowledge, allowing them to solidify their place as one of the best teams the professional scene has ever produced, with the Unkillable Demon King being hailed as the best player to ever step on the stage.
LoL Worlds 2023 Most Popular Event By Far
The winners of the World Championship were able to show the fans one of their best performances on the international stage. Following Riot Games' 13th tournament so far, this year stands out as one of the most popular eSports events so far in the history of the gaming world. For comparison, here are the top 5 most viewed championships thus far.
- Worlds 2023 — 6.4 million Peak Viewers;
- Worlds 2022 — 5.1 million Peak Viewers;
- Worlds 2021 — 4 million Peak Viewers;
- Worlds 2019 — 3.9 million Peak Viewers;
- Worlds 2020 — 3.8 million Peak Viewers.
It seems that League of Legends is only getting more popular, with the game having one of the most famous competitive formats to date.
This shows a significant change in how eSports is being perceived by the public, with the president of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol congratulating the team for their accomplishment as provided by @AshleyKang on Twitter: