Riot Games recently confirmed that League of Legends is currently the most popular game in the world.
Riot on the occasion of announcing the 10th anniversary of League of Legends openly wrote that the League is currently the most popular game in the world. The studio’s data shows that 8 million players log in to LoL every day.
“League has more users than the top 10 most popular games on Steam together,” writes Riot.
By far the biggest competitor in terms of popularity is Fortnite. Production for several months systematically occupied the first place on Twitch. For several weeks, however, something is breaking down and the departure of top artists has translated into a decline in audience share.
Epic Games reported its players record at the end of March 2019. Then more people were to log in than 10.8 million people than during the Marshmello concert. So nearly 3 million more than currently logs into League of Legends daily.
Now, however, it looks different. Many titles have had more viewers over the past 10 years, but League of Legends seems to be incredibly stable. So many years, and there are only more players.
Why did the league breakthrough Fortnite?
Fortnite can be placed on a par with the word “change”. A good example is a holiday, where many people just went away for several dozen days. At Fortnite, you don’t know what to expect when you return. Although there is a whole bunch of new products (weekly updates), it is just as great an advantage as it is a major drawback. It is difficult to keep up with everything that is happening and understand the current state of the game.
League of Legends obviously has character balance changes, new seasonal events, cosmetics items, but you can not play Riot for a year and after returning in a few days you’ll see what is going on and how to play. In Fortnite, not only characters change, but also weapons, spots, mechanics, items and vehicles.
Many other factors also affect the success of League of Legends. Riot production has been maintaining the same level for many years. Although players often complain, in the end, everything in the game is focused on the comfort of the game.
OP in LoL, and in Fortnite
In Fortnite OP, mechanics come out quite often. Almost every season, something that definitely disturbs the balance. Infinity sword, planes, or recently mechs – great robots that make sensible gameplay difficult.
In League of Legends you can complain about the balance of characters, especially when leaving new ones. In contrast, Riot has recently changed the approach to the issue of heroes and is trying to maintain balance through many hours of testing.
Ultimately, the popularity of League of Legends is certainly a surprise to many people. Epic Games has a huge advantage in Google trends.
However, the number of players indicates that LoL is holding up really well and the interest does not reflect people logging in everyday.