There’s no doubt that the League of Legends World Championships is one of the biggest esports events. Not only is LoL the biggest esports game on Twitch, but the LoL Worlds 2018 Finals sold out cinemas across Europe!
LoL Worlds 2018 Finals Results
The League of Legends World Championships 2018 ran throughout October and concluded on November 3rd. The grand final came down to Chinese team Invictus Gaming against the Europeans Fnatic. Invictus shut Fnatic out in a 3-0 victory.
Invictus took home a massive $843,750 of the $2.25 million prize pool, while Fnatic settled for $303,750. G2 Esports and Cloud9 came behind in 3rd and 4th, picking up $157,500.
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LoL is arguably the most popular esport in the world, and LoL Worlds 2018 was no exception. Statistics from Newzoo show that 108.8 million hours of League were watched by fans on Twitch in October, with 45.9 million of them being for esports broadcasts.
LoL Worlds 2018 Finals Sells Out Cinemas
In addition to huge numbers on Twitch, the LoL Worlds 2018 Finals sold out in cinemas across Europe!
It’s not the first time LoL Worlds hit the big screen. Riot Games have been broadcasting the major event ever since 2014. However, this year was reportedly the biggest and best yet.
The LoL Worlds 2018 Grand Finals sold out tickets in Seville, Manchester, Hamburg, Amsterdam, and three screens in London. The Nordisk Copenhagen also attracted 1,000 fans.
The cinema expansion came as part of Riot Games’ partnership with National Amusements and Piece of Magic Entertainment. In addition to showing the game, customers received special cups and Thundersticks to replicate the live experience.
It’s a promising sign for the continuing growth of esports. With so many fans willing to pay to watch events on the big screen, there’s tons of potential for more viewings of the biggest esports games.