As many people know, League of Legends has become one of the most played games globally, yet has many people who don’t know about its Esport side. League of Legends Esport has gained a lot of popularity and money, especially with the release of the World Championship, which had 8.2 million viewers in 2013 alone, showing just how popular it has become. The fact that you can play professionally and get paid big bucks to do so is another reason this game has become so popular; just like in any other sport, you can earn a living and play your favorite game simultaneously. With 67 million players each month, it is no surprise that League of Legends Esport has gained much popularity within such a short period of time frame, becoming one of the most watched games in history.
Know regarding the rapid growth of League Of Legends Esport:-
The League of Legends Esport scene has taken off since the release of its first World Championship held in the University of Southern California’s Galen Center. There were 2 million viewers that attended this event, and it is now a yearly thing, with 2013 having a total viewership of 8.2 million people worldwide.
It is not just League of Legends Esport that gains popularity but the players as well. For example, Faker is an icon even though there are 67 million people that play League of Legends. The amount of money that these individuals make is obscene, and it only shows how popular the game is. Even most of the people were shocked when they found out that some players can make up to six figures playing this game full time. The League of Legends Esport player salary website lists many different salaries that each type of job can make. For example, at the bottom where players are it only lists one number which is $25,500 whereas in the middle, where support staff is they can make anywhere from $36k-$100k.
The top 5 highest paid jobs on this website are as follows:
- The owner can make $157k.
- Head coach can make $150k.
- Manager can make $111k.
- Coach can make $100k and finally a player can earn up to a whopping $108k.
Talking about the founder of League of Legends Esport:-
League of Legends Esport has become so popular that Riot Games which is the company that created it now has over 2,000 employees who help maintain this game. Riot Games is now worth $4 billion and it is rated among one of the top 50 companies to work for in the U.S. that are just the bestest and which says a lot about how popular this game has become.
The League of Legends World Championship only gets more viewers every year with 8.5 million people watching the 2014 World Championship. This Esport is now becoming a massive part of people’s lives and it continues to be more popular as time goes on, which makes sense because if you enjoy playing a game why not play it for money too, right? League of Legends Esport has become so popular that even pro players who Forbes has recognized because of their accomplishments. Also in an interview with Forbes, one of the most popular players, Faker says “I am so proud to be a part of history because League is becoming bigger and bigger.” The fact that 67 million people are playing this game every single month shows that League of Legends Esport will only continue to grow and become more popular as time goes on.
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