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LoL’s peak player count is higher than Steam’s top 10 games combined

Published: 17/Sep/2019 18:48 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 19:35

by Alan Bernal


Riot Game’s MOBA is still going strong in its 10th year of life as more League of Legends players file into the Rift than the top 10 player bases on Steam.

League of Legends has been thriving in various ways, from its client ecosystem that includes the MOBA and Teamfight Tactics to the esport vertical, which has been steadily ramping up its production to astounding heights.

While there have been seasons and patches more popular than others, Riot have been able to keep their game alive by constantly introducing new characters, mechanics, and balances to shake up its base formula.

Riot GamesRiot Games have expanded League of Legends vision time and again to keep its game fresh as well as appealing.

Even with its long lifespan, LoL isn’t showing signs of it slowing down: Riot Games doesn’t make a habit out of showing its peak concurrent daily players, but in honor of their decennial anniversary, they gave a look into how many players have been logging in.

According to the devs, “every day (they) see about eight million peak concurrent players in League of Legends,” taking into account all the users from Riot, Tencent and Garena regions in the month of August 2019.

In a press release, the LoL developers explained how their game is “the biggest PC game in the world,” noting how it reaches player counts higher than the top 10 games on Steam.

Competing against longtime PC staples in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota2, PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS, Rainbow Six Siege, Grand Theft Auto V and more, Riot Game’s main title rises to its own echelon of success.

Riot GamesLeague of Legends has come a long way since its release.

Those games each brought in their own impressive amount of players, but pale in comparison to the 10-year-old juggernaut MOBA.

In appreciation for their growing community, the League devs are putting together a celebration stream on October 15 that will include a 10th Anniversary Edition of Riot Pls.

Not only will the devs reminisce about their “favorite League moments,” they’ll also give a peek into upcoming preseason changes, as well as the next big content update for TFT.

With an updated logo and new content making its way to Riot’s titles, the future is still looking bright for League of Legends’ future.

Peak Concurrent Players for August 2019

Steam Top 10 Titles Peak Concurrent*
1. Dota 2 826,690
3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 647,461
4. Grand Theft Auto V 176,207
5. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege 138,827
6. Warframe 96,262
7. Rust 88,929
8. Football Manager 2019 75,666
9. Dota Underlords 74,189

* = Data for table provided by SteamCharts

League of Legends

Mr Beast reveals his ‘life goal’ to own a League of Legends team

Published: 28/Oct/2020 15:58

by Daniel Cleary


Popular content creator Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has revealed one of his biggest goals in life, explaining that he would like to own a professional League of Legends team in the future.

Mr Beast has built a massive following of over 45 million YouTube subscribers for his entertaining challenge videos and has also been incredibly charitable, giving away thousands of dollars to fans during his vlog series.

While he is not typically associated with making gaming content, Mr Beast has recently created a YouTube gaming channel, coming out with some unique videos such as filling 100 players into a single Among Us lobby.

However, despite having achieved and experienced so much at an early age, Donaldson revealed that there was one gaming-related goal in life that he was still chasing.

mr beast standing in front of cars
Mr Beast, YouTube
Mr Beast is known for giving away incredible gifts, such as cars, to random strangers.

Mr Beast reveals plan to own League of Legends team

On October 28, the YouTube star simply claimed that Riot Games’ hit MOBA, League of Legends, was the “best game ever created.”

While he has been seen to cheer on LCS teams and G2 Esports at past events, he followed up by revealing that he would, eventually, love to have a team of his own to root for.

“One of my goals in life is to own a league team one day,” he added, sharing his plans to take on an ownership role in an esports organization.

As most of the major leagues are currently franchised, or moving or into the franchise model in the next years, it is likely that Mr Beast will have to find a team with an existing slot, depending on the level of team he would like to own.

However, Mr Beast’s post has already piqued the interest of multiple organizations in the LCS and LEC, with many of the top League personalities and owners already reaching out to the content creator.

Fnatic CEO Sam Matthews was among the first few the respond, offering MrBeast the chance to “own a piece of Fnatic” but MrBeast quickly denied, before joking that Fnatic could be a threat to his plans.

The likes of G2 Esports’ CEO Carlos ‘Ocelote’ Rodriquez, as well as staff from TSM, Excel, 100 Thieves, have all hinted at the possibility of working with the star, giving him plenty of choice on how he would like to fulfill his life goal.

As of now, it is unclear just how soon Mr Beast plans on investing in a League of Legends team, or which team he will opt for, but we’ll just have to wait and see what he decides.