It appears that there has been a shift in the eSports world that might mean the current king of gaming has been overthrown.
New data coming in from Xfire officially places League of Legends as the most played PC game in North America and Europe. Additionally, since it’s also beating out Starcraft 2 in South Korea, it’s safe to say that League of Legends is here to stay!
The latest report shows PC gamers logging almost 1.3 Billion hours in League of Legends over the last year. That number, in comparison to World of Warcraft, is twice as many hours logged, which comes in at a little over 600 Million.
It is important to remember these numbers are generated from the samples of users who are actually using the Xfire service. These are not definitive numbers that are representative of every PC gamer out there. However, what it does give us is a look at a select “focus group” of PC gamers that does not discriminate based on game preference.
No matter what way you want to look at it, it’s undeniable that Riot Games is creating a juggernaut of a game. One that is so massive that it’s sure to make a long lasting ripple effect on games for the future.
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