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League of Legends: The Massive Reach of the Online Game

Tuesday 10.16.2012 , Posted by
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The world of online gaming and the amount of players games can attract is continually ascending to staggering heights – League of Legends from Riot Games is no stranger to this phenomenon. Millions of gamers from more than 145 countries play the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game daily. There are 70 million Summoner names registered (what the players are known as), with 32 million active members a month and 12 million playing daily. With these massive numbers, it’s easy to see how video games are becoming a profound source of entertainment in the digital age.

On a typical day there are 3 million members online simultaneously, hailing from around the globe. Most users come from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Brazil. Anyone who is a fan of League of Legends (or not, because their partner plays the game incessantly) will understand the massive amount of hours this game is being played on a daily basis. The average worldwide play hours is 1+ billion every month. Over 90% of the players are male, and 85% are between the ages of 16 and 30. The impressive number of hours played per month work out to give League of Legends a very distinct honor: it’s the most played video game in the world.

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Neil Spencer

Written by Neil Spencer



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