League of Legends is a popular MOBA-type game that has been running strong since 2009 (that’s over a decade). Over the years, this game has made its way into the homes of millions of gamers throughout the world. Some of those gamers even managed to make it to the pro-scene, where they earned thousands of dollars, along with respect and fame in the gaming community.
A Look at the Community
We’re telling you right now, numbers don’t lie. League of Legends player count goes well over 100 million. Every month, 120 million Summoners play the game, and around 30 million are playing daily. It’s not unusual to come across League streamers and content creators who have millions of subscribers.
Looking at the stats, it doesn’t seem like the player count is falling any – if anything, it’s increasing.
What about Other Popular Games?
Here, we have popular games such as Fortnite and Overwatch gaining a reputation in the eSports/gaming industry. With this thought in mind, there is a question that frequently pops up in the League community – is League of Legends a dying game?
Has the game lost its reputation it once had? Does it still have its touch, or have gamers made their way to other games? With all of thee discussions popping up on every corner, is League of Legends really a dying game?
Of course not …and we are basing this off of stats – as we told you in the beginning.
League of Legends isn’t even dying down! The player base continues to grow, and the eSports presence is waving its way through the charts. With over 120 million players around the world, League isn’t going anywhere anytime soon – this is compared to Fortnite’s 80 million players and Overwatches’ 40 million.
The 2018 World Championship
Look back into 2018 during the World Championship – there were some record-breaking numbers there if you remember. There were over 205 million viewers, which surpasses all of the other gaming tournaments out there, even the NBA finals.
Normally, we’ve noticed that once a game gets a certain age, people start to use the word “dying game.” However, Riot has kept up with their players and continue to offer frequent updates (yes, even over a decade later). Plus, it’s not like Riot’s budget for League is decreasing; if anything, it’s increasing, and this shines through at their LoL tournaments.
There’s the League Partner Program that was formed to show streamers and content creators some support. On YouTube, content that is related to League of Legends brings in a total of 236 million views – with Fortnite having 25 Million views.
When it comes to esports relating to a real sport, League of Legends is the top dog, and we can only see it growing bigger and stronger. There are some radical conservatives out there who insist that it’s not a sport because it doesn’t require you to go outside. In our eyes, eSports players are also athletes, and those who excel at physical competition shouldn’t be looking down on those who sit in front of a screen.
What Keeps League of Legends Going so Strong?
Is it the free skins that keep League of Legends going so strong? That could be it – we believe it’s the skins combined with how fun the game is.
Perhaps it’s the fact that no game is ever the same in LoL? Yes, you can plan out every time, but 10 out of 10 times, it’s not going to go as planned – you never know what’s going to happen.
Answer: The Emotions
Emotions always play a role, regardless of what it is. In fact, emotions might just be why LoL is so popular. It’s a love/hate relationship, but somehow, the game still manages to give us feelings that are unparalleled with another game in the industry. The second you’re outplayed, the moment you get that revenge kill or the game-changing play – that’s what we’re playing for, and as much as we want to put it down at times, we can’t seem to do so.
There is no way that League of Legends is a dying game …and it’s not going to be a dying game anytime soon. In fact, it’s becoming even more popular as it is making its way into mainstream media.
Long story short – the stats, compared to all of the other games out there are through the roof. What about you – what do you think about League of Legends right now? Is it a dying game, like some people on the Internet claim? Go ahead and tell us what you think …