15 League of Legends Facts That You Need to Know in 2024

14 League of Legends Facts That You Need to Know in 2022

Die-hard gamers, casual players, even newbies to the gaming world—everyone knows what League of Legends is.

But do you think you know it all? Here are 14 League of Legends facts that will surprise even the game’s biggest fans.

Top Fascinating LoL Facts and Statistics

  1. DoTA and LoL were both created by the same person
  2. League of Legends has 115 million monthly active users 
  3. League of Legends’ revenue reached $1.75 billion in 2020
  4. Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok is considered to be the best LoL player worldwide 
  5. There were over 150 champions in the rich LoL lore
  6. The 2018 World championship has garnered over 200 million concurrent views

General LoL Facts

1. How many people play League of Legends?

(LeagueFeed) (Statista)

LoL has been a popular game since its launch in 2009, quickly gaining traction and reaching 11 million players in just two years.

The player count has since increased to a landmark 100 million players in 2017. In 2021, the online battle arena had 115 million monthly active users. Despite these staggering numbers, however, LoL has trailed behind game behemoth Minecraft, which amassed 141 million MAUs as of August 2021.

2. League of Legends has over 31,000,000 peak players per day.

(League Feed)

According to the recent League of Legends statistics, 2022 has seen 31,512,723 peak players per day, totalling 180 million average monthly players.

With the constant releases of new events, tournaments, and championships, it’s no wonder that LoL is back to becoming one of the most beloved video games across the globe. 

3. League of Legends’ revenue reached $1.75 billion in 2020.


League of Legends’ entertaining and fast gameplay has been a good selling point for fans, as the game reached $1.75 billion in revenue in 2020.

This makes it one of the top 10 revenue-producing, free-to-play titles of 2020.

4. 14.44% of LoL players are from the United States.


Judging by LoL stats, the game attracts players worldwide, but 14.44% of users are from the United States.

The following country with the most players is Turkey, with 9.26%. Among the top 5 are Brazil, which has 9.11%, Germany with 5.97%, and Russia with 4.98%.

5. How many champions are there in the LOL Universe?

(Win.com, LeagueFeed)

According to League of Legends statistics, there are 150 champions within the game, each with rich backstories that fleshes out the in-game world of Runeterra.

Some of the most popular and most played LoL characters include Ezreal, Lee Sin, Leona, and Vayne. Vi and Jinx can undoubtedly be added to the list because of their newly released Netflix show “Arcane.”

Twitch and League of Legends Statistics

6. League of Legends garnered 35.5 million hours viewed in January 2022.


Twitch is one of the biggest streaming services for video games and eSports events. As of January 2022, LoL ranked second, garnering 35.5 million hours viewed.

The number one video game on the platform was Escape from Tarkov, which approximated 42.6 weekly hours of watch time. 

7. The LoL Events in December 2021 were watched by an average of 128 thousand viewers.


League of Legends is definitely beloved by both newbies and veterans alike. Since the debut of Arcane, the Netflix show based on the game, LoL events on Twitch attracted an average of 128 thousand viewers in December 2021, after peaking at 280 thousand average concurrent viewers in November 2021 when it first aired.

8. The most-watched League of Legends streamer worldwide is Tyler “tyler1” Steinkamp.

(Statista, Polygon)

The most popular streamer by far is Tyler “tyler1” Steinkamp, an American gamer who has more than 4.5 million followers.

Even though Riot Games banned Steinkamp from playing between 2016 and 2018 because of his alleged disruptive nature, his live streaming session peaked at over 382,000 views upon his return in January 2018, breaking the record for the most concurrent viewers for an individual streamer on Twitch.

9. Kelsie “KayPea” Pelling is the only female streamer in the top 10 LoL Twitch streamers. 

(eSports One)

Kelsie “KayPea” Pelling has been streaming seriously since 2013, and her skills as a Mid Laner really show, as she is the only female in the top 10 Twitch streamers.

Other names on the list include Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana, an ex-pro player who ranked 2 on the list, and Joedat “Voyboy” Esfahani, another ex-pro player who turned to streaming after his retirement. 

LoL Tournament Statistics

10. The Finals for Worlds 2018 had a record-breaking 99.6 million unique viewers.


Worlds 2018 has set a new bar in the history of esports with 99.6 million unique viewers. For comparison, one of the most-watched events in sports, the American Superbowl, had around 98.2 million viewers in 2019. 

The fact that it has had $75 million as prize pool money in all of its tournaments worldwide shows how significant it is in the eSports and gaming industry.

11. The current LoL World Championship has a prize pool of $2.1 million.

(TheSportsRush, eSportsEarnings)

Since LoL is also one of the eSports games with the biggest prize to be won, the multiplayer platform gave out $2.3 million in the World Championship in 2020. The prize pool significantly dropped in 2021, only having up to $2.1 million for its world tournament.

Compared to CS: GO, whose tournaments have been giving out close to $1 million for their cash prizes for years.  

Back to LoL, first placers in the tournament got $489,50, while second placers took home $333,750; leaving third place to receive $178,000. 

12. The 2019 LoL World Championship has 3.99 million peak views.


In recent years, the increasing number of spectators tuning in to watch the top gamers in the world compete has skyrocketed.

Specifically, the 2021 Free Fire World Series, with 5.41 million peak viewers, became the most-watched eSports event of all time. Ranked second is the League of Legends 2019 World Championship, which had 3.99 million peak views, and the League of Legends 2020 World Championship, with 3.88 million peak views.

The Fortnite World Cup 2019 Finals, another popular eSports discipline, only amassed 2.33 million peak viewers.

Facts About LoL

13. There’s a skin line dedicated to Internet Browsers.


The skin refers to an alternative appearance (skin) or colour skin (chroma) for any LoL player.

For instance, Explorer Ezreal, Foxfire Ahri, Chrome Rammus, and Safari Caitlyn are all parts of what is known as the “Web Browser skin line,” an unofficial cosmetic line in the Riot Games store. Most skins can be purchased from the game’s client Riot store.

14. Korean LoL players make more money than Americans.

(GameSpot, Statista)

The South Korean Sang Hyeok Lee, also known as Faker was the top earner of League of Legends prize money worldwide.

So, currently, Korean players have won a collective total of over $5.5 million from competitors which is 3 times as much money as Americans have won.

15. Fashion brand Louis Vuitton is an official partner of LoL.


Fashion company Louis Vuitton is a common collaborator with the multiplayer platform. The powerhouse helped design the TRUE DAMAGE skins and created the trophy case for the League of Legends Worlds in 2019.

Though there had not been any future collaborations, the skins are still available for purchase.  

Wrapping Up

Exhilarating gameplay, superstar collaborations, and rosters aside, LoL has proven to be a game for the masses.

Indeed, these League of Legends facts prove that the platform will be recorded in history as a champion among eSports.


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