The first stage of the LoL World Championship has already set the first record. More than five matches of Play-In collected 1M spectators, and the Peak Viewers mark is 1 million 168 thousand.
Within Play-In, the best teams fought for 4 places in the group stage. You could see such world-famous teams as Team Liquid among the participants. So, the viewers had plenty of reasons to turn on the broadcast.
Our stats prove that. According to the results of LoL Worlds 2020 Play-In, the peak gathered a record number of spectators - 1 million 168 thousand during the match between Team Liquid and MAD Lions. This figure exceeds last year's result by 15%. Today, it is an all-time record for this stage since its creation.
Moreover, the first match of the World Championship has also set its record. 928K spectators watched the battle of INTZ against MAD at the peak. This is 30% more than the opening fight between UoL and CG on LoL Worlds 2019. This match is the most popular of all the first meetings in the history of LoL Worlds.
The Average Play-In Viewers concluded 714K. This result is 35% better than at Worlds 2019. The Hours Watched number reached 29 million 664thousand.
English became the most popular language of this stage - 37,5% of the overall Hours Watched number. The next one is the Korean language because it has contributed 14,7% to the Hours Watched. Portuguese has closed the top-3 with a mark of 9,2%.
If we examine languages separately, Russian was the first to distinguish itself. It has set a personal record of 84K people during the first matches of the preliminary stage. It's 123% more than the previous record of LoL Worlds.
Twitch has collected the highest Hours Watched number among the platforms - 16M, or 54% of overall Hours Watched of Play-In stage. YouTube has reached the mark of 12M Hours Watched, or 42% of the overall number.
PSG Talon became the most popular team of LoL World Championship 2020 Play-In. Their matches gathered 906K viewers on average. Unicorns of Love are right behind them - 852K Average Viewers. MAD Lions got the bronze in our rating, thanks to the result of 836K viewers on average.
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