League of Legends now visible from space.
By Tim Colwill on January 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm
In a bid to crush the spirit of anybody else trying to make a video game at all, League of Legends developers Riot have revealed that over 27 million people — to be clear, that’s more than the entire population of Australia — are playing their game each and every day. Back in October 2012 only 12 million people were playing each day, which basically mean a spectacular amount of growth for the free-to-play MOBA.
Riot also now claims that their peak concurrent player count, which is the highest amount of people all playing simultaneously, is now at 7.5 million, a 50% increase over the 5 million they announced in March last year.
Asked to comment on the news, Riot CEO Brandon Beck escaped by diving into a pool of money in the fashion of Scrooge McDuck and disappearing.
Source: Wall Street Journal