Riot GamesRiot Games was established in 2006 to develop, publish, and support games made by players, for players. In 2009, Riot released League of Legends, which has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.
In October 2019, Riot Games revealed Legends of Runeterra, a new free-to-play strategy card game now available in Open Beta on PC. The company also announced an upcoming tactical shooter, VALORANT, which is scheduled for a summer 2020 release, a fighting game (Project L), and a new animated series, Arcane.
Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, and currently under the leadership of CEO Nicolo Laurent, Riot Games is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide. Visit www.riotgames.com for press assets and more information.
League of LegendsLeague of Legends is a fast-paced, competitive massive online battle arena (MOBA) game. Two teams of powerful champions, each with a unique design and playstyle, battle head-to-head across the battlefield, offering endless replayability for players of every skill level.
A new autobattler mode, Teamfight Tactics (TFT), was introduced to the game to popular acclaim. TFT will debut as a standalone mobile game in 2020.
League of Legends: Wild Rift is an upcoming 5v5 MOBA for mobile and console featuring much of the same gameplay as LoL on PC but adapted for new platforms. Wild Rift will be available on mobile in 2020.
For photographs from League of Legends Esports matches, visit our Flickr page.
Social MediaTo stay up to date on all League of Legends Esports news, follow LoLEsports on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Weibo.
WatchTo watch League of Legends Esports live, visit the Official Watch Page. Players can also link their League of Legends account for a chance to earn in-game rewards for watching.
Players can enhance their viewing experience through Pro View (available for the LEC and LCS), which lets players watch LoL Esports from a pro’s perspective, view multiple synchronized broadcasts simultaneously, watch with friends, and see dynamically-updated stats.
LoL Esports Facts & Figures
- Total Global Championships by Regional League
- 7 titles - LCK (Worlds 2013-2017; MSI 2016, 2017)
- 4 titles - LPL (Worlds 2018, 2019; MSI 2015, 2018)
- Total Global Championships by Team
- 5 titles - SK Telecom T1 (Worlds 2016, 2015, 2013; MSI 2016, 2017)
- Total Global Championships by Player
- 3 titles - Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok (2016, 2015, 2013)
- 3 titles - Bae ‘Bengi’ Seong-woong (2016, 2015, 2013)
- Most Worlds Appearances
- 7 - Zach ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi (2013-2019)
- 7 - Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng (2011-12, 2015-19)
- Most Worlds Games
- 83 - Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok (across 5 appearances)
- Most Regional League Championships Wins
- 12 Titles - Rainbow7, LLA
- Most Regional League Championship Finals
- Rainbow7 - 16 appearances
- TSM - 12 appearances
- Fnatic - 12 appearances
- T1 - 10 appearances
- Undefeated Regional Teams in a Single Split
- Fnatic, LEC, 2015 summer
World Championship Finals Viewership YoY
2019 - 21.8M AMA; 44M PCV
2018 - 19.6M AMA; 44M PCV (99.6M uniques)
2017 - (57.6M uniques)
2016 - 14.7M PCV (43M uniques)
2015 - 14.0M PCV
2014 - 11.2M PCV
2013 - 8.5M PCV (32M uniques)
2012 - 1.1M PCV (8M uniques)
2011 - 210K PCV (1.69M uniques)