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2020 LoL Championship Peaked At 3.8 Million Viewers


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fter a month of competition, the 2020 World Championship has concluded, recording a peak viewership of 3.8 million people, according to Esports Charts.

The peak happened during the grand finals between China’s Suning Gaming and Korea’s DAMWON Gaming.

The series had an average of over 2.6 million viewers with 14 million hours watched.

Europe’s G2 Esports and DAMWON gaming recorded the second largest viewership in the tournament, reaching 2.7 million viewers during their semi-final clash.

However, the highest peak viewership record was not broken in this year’s tournament.

Last year, T1’s semifinal series against G2 Esports managed to draw in 3.9 million viewers, while the 2019 grand finals between G2 and FunPlus Phoenix saw a peak of 3.7 million.

There are a few potential reasons why this year’s finals couldn’t break the 3.9 million mark set in 2019.

First, the teams that were competing this year didn’t have many superstar names.

There were plenty of young players who made their mark on the global LoL scene, but there weren’t a lot of known commodities that could attract casual viewers to watch.

The finals had an early start time for fans in North America which would have no doubt impacted the viewership, but with the final still managing a peak of 3.8 million, there is no doubt the competition’s popularity is still on the rise.

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