Riot Games revealed the audience numbers for the Worlds 2021 grand final, which took place in Reykjavik, Iceland, this past November 6.
At a press conference, the company announced that the match between DWG KIA and Edward Gaming – where the Chinese team ended up winning 3 – 2 against the Korean squad – had 30.6 million viewers per minute.
This represents a 32.8% increase over last year’s AMA (Average Minute Audience). In addition, the final reached a peak of 73.8 million concurrent viewers, which translates into an increase of 60% compared to the PCU (Peak Concurrent Viewers) of 2020.
– The Esports Observer (@esportsobserved) November 21, 2021
According to Riot, these are the exact numbers from the previous 3 Worlds finals:
- PCU = 46,067,896
- BUT = 23,041,174
- PCU = 43,982,055
- BUT = 21,469,358
- PCU = 43,997,815
- BUT = 19,280,120
The world final was broadcast in 18 languages by 19 stations on 34 platforms. Riot hasn’t provided a breakdown of viewership numbers by region or country as of yet.
The data was revealed at the Chase Center in San Francisco, ahead of the NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. Presenters were Riot Games Esports President John Needham and LoL Esports Global Director Naz Aletaha.
They also detailed plans for Worlds 2022, which include a 4-city tour with stops in Canada, Mexico and the United States.