Riot Games has released a fascinating infographic detailing the achievements of its free-to-play MOBA, League of Legends. The highly competitive title has 70 million registered players, but counts its active player base at 32 million per month. That’s a tremendous jump since Riot last tipped its hand in November 2011, announcing a player base of 11 million.
League of Legends now attracts 12 million players each day and has a peak concurrency of 3 million; players tot up over 1 billion hours played every month, which Riot helpfully contrasts to the total time ever spent on Halo games – 2 billion hours. All this adds up to a bold claim: League of Legends is “the most played video game in the world”. Wow.
Season Two of League of Legends is drawing to a close, with global finals scheduled for October 13. This season boasted the largest prize pool in eSports history: $5 million dollars total, with a cool $1 million for the world champions. League of Legends is also a growing segment of Major League Gaming.
Source: PC Gamer