Riot Announces 103 Million Monthly Players
Riot Games is celebrating their ten year anniversary of their establishment this week, and with that they have announced a milestone mark in their player totals. According to Riot they have reached 103 million monthly players on the worldwide hit, League of Legends.
This is a mark that no other games come even close to hitting and a mark that breaks all previous records Riot has publicly announced. In June, Valve, the makers of Dota 2 (one of League of Legends biggest competitors), announced they had 13 million monthly players. So, for Riot to have over 100 million is truly mind-blowing. The last time Riot announced player numbers was two years ago when a reported 67 million people logged onto the servers monthly.
League of Legends has and will continue to grow exponentially in the coming years with more people than ever watching things like the League Championship Series in North America and Europe, the yearly Worlds tournament and other smaller events in between.
To celebrate their ten year anniversary Riot posted a video to their Youtube channel entitled “Thank You: Looking Back on Ten Years.” In the video, the two founders of Riot, Brandon “Ryze” Beck and Marc “Tryndamere” Merrill, talk about the struggles of the early days and when they believe they found success.
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