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League of Legends World Championships

eSports will continue its meteoric rise with viewing numbers advertisers dream about

Fans watched over 179 million hours of Esports during this year’s World Championships. That’s one of those largely meaningless—but still somehow impressive—numbers that seems tailor-made for infographics. But there is one consumption statistic that’s both important and “jaw dropping” - the average online viewtime during the final match between Samsung Galaxy White and Star Horn Royal Club was 67 minutes, up from 42 minutes in 2013. Neither match was particularly competitive, with the Korean team obliterating their Chinese rivals in both cases, so it’s impressive to see viewer engagement increasing on such a level—especially since the games were broadcast before most people in North and South America were out of bed—broadcasts started just before 3am ET and lasted for more than six hours.

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