League of Legends Worlds 2023 becomes the most viewed esports event in history
The 2023 League of Legends world championship, simply known as Worlds, has set new records, with the event becoming the most-watched esports event ever as Korea's T1 comes out on top.
According to Esports Charts data, the event surpassed the previous record holder, Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore, in peak viewership during the first game of the grand final between Weibo Gaming and T1. By the end of the event, it had reached a peak of 6,402,760 viewers on Twitch and YouTube, thanks to official channels and co-streamers like Caedrel and Ibai.
The total number of viewers is unknown as the data shown excludes mainland China. Given that LoL has a massive Chinese fanbase, Weibo made it to the final, and their opponent T1 is undeniably one of, if not the, most popular team, total viewership could be off by a few million more.
T1's path to victory can be attributed to a decent portion of the high viewership, with Faker's chance to win a fourth Worlds title a decade after his first, further cementing his place as the greatest LoL player of all time. T1 also finished second at Worlds 2022, with this year's tournament seen as a chance to finally claim victory in their home country.
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