Sunday, 10 Dec 2023

The 2019 League of Legends Worlds finals peaked at 44 million viewers

The 2019 World Championship finals between Europe’s G2 Esports and China’s FunPlus Phoenix was the most-watched League of Legends match in the game’s 10-year history.

The quick three-game series held in Paris brought in a 21.8 million average minute audience and 44 million concurrent viewers, narrowly beating last year’s record, according to Riot Games.

FPX won the series in dominant fashion, crushing the hopes and dreams of the hometown favorites, G2. Gao “Tian” Tian-Liang earned MVP of the series after manhandling rival Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski in the jungle and controlling the game from the top side of the map. 

G2 tried to answer back with unconventional picks in both the middle and bottom lanes, but FPX’s hyper-aggressive playstyle, early-game tower diving, and teamfighting led the team to the 3-0 win.

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