League of Legends gets played by over 100 million users each month

There’s a good chance you may have heard about or are playing the League of Legends game because according to Riot Games CEO Brandon Beck, the game has surpassed 100 million active users each month. It’s a huge amount of players and it’s something that has rarely been seen in the world of console and PC games. The game’s direct competitor is Dota 2 that hits approximately 13 million active users per month. Another game that is sporting a lot of players is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with only about 23 million active users monthly. There is also Starcraft 2 from Blizzard that sold approximately 9 million copies when it was first released. The first Starcraft actually sold more than the second installment of the game – nearly 10 million units. But this is just the amount of copies that the game has sold and there is no official data on the amount of active users per month. Hearthstone is another game from Blizzard that has been doing very well – approximately 50 million people bought it – but is still nowhere near League of Legends. And, of course, Blizzard offered no information on the amount of monthly players. Lastly, there’s Overwatch – also from Blizzard – that has been launched recently and has already sold 15 million copies which is a great start but is also very far dorm League of Legends. Surprisingly enough, League of Legends also has more users than other non-esport games such as the well-known and beloved World of Warcraft, Call of Duty and even Pokemon Go. However, when compared to all of the units sold by the Sims across time and expansion packs, the latter has 175 million users, which is 75 million users more than League of Legends. Another game that can be compared to the amount of players registered by League of Legends is GTA V which is presumed to have reached the 100 million users mark. Lastly, there is Minecraft, which has officially surpassed that million user mark at nearly 107 million units sold across all possible platforms. This seem to indicate that for now, League of Legends is the most used esport game and that you should probably check it out if you haven’t already.

6 thoughts on “League of Legends gets played by over 100 million users each month

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    Amazing community? I do admit it is impressive how toxic and abusive a community it has managed to gather.

    Jokes aside LoL is still my favourite game of all time, and I feel pretty sure my most played game as well. Wouldn’t mind to know how many hours exactly I’ve spent in game.

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    League of Legends wouldn’t be where it is today without the amazing community.

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    Yeah but apparently it wishes it was Dropzone

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    Jesus that’s a huge number. I’ve never played this game, might have to give it a go one day.

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    And yet they continue to manage this game absolutely terribly and not listen to their fanbase at all. All they spend their money on is marketing instead of improving the game, the exact opposite of what Valve does with Dota 2, and it shows greatly. Also, I highly doubt these numbers. Viewership hasn’t been increasing and LoL has been bleeding many players to others game due to how poorly they’ve been dealing with the game and community. These numbers also certainly count the multiple accounts a huge part of the player base has for smurfing, boosting and account selling, it’s a huge problem that they ignore because it helps them with these great PR numbers.

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    There is not much to say other then: you guys did an amazing job. Through all these years you continue to support the game and the players, you brought millions of people joy to their lives. Even though you made a lot of mistakes, big picture is still perfect.

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