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League of Legends is Played More in Two Months Than Halo in 8 Years

League of Legends release statistics.

The free to play MOBA League of Legends announced itself as the most played video game in the world earlier this year, but if that wasn’t a big enough statistic for you Riot Games have released an infographic that puts into perspective how popular this game really is.

The statistics compare things such as peak concurrent players, daily active players and player base but the most impressive statistic has to be the hours played.

  • Total cumulative hours played on Halo = 2+ billion since 2004.
  • League of Legends average worldwide play hours = 1+ billion every month.

Riot Games are a large supporter of eSports with the League of Legends Season 2 World Championship Finals taking place this weekend, seeing the winning team take home a prize of $1 million from an overall prize pool of $5 million making it the largest prize pool in eSports history.

League of Legends Infographic

It would be interesting to see how the revenue for something like this stacks up against the money made on the high flyers in the UK game charts – which don’t include digital sales and don’t account for Free to Play or subscription models at all.

Source: leagueoflegends.com

5 Comments
  1. LTG Davey
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    popular then…

    Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 12:07.
  2. besidavi
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Read this article, still don’t have a clue what League of Legends is!

    Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 12:23.
    • Adam Garrett
      Community Manager
      Since: Feb 2009

      If you want to know what the game is like then I recommend reading about the MOBA genre.

      When I first played it I had no idea what I was meant to be doing but once you play a couple it’s quite easy to pick up the basic concept.

      Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 12:28.
      • wolf-OF-chaos
        Member
        Since: Feb 2012

        “When I first played it I had no idea what I was meant to be doing but once you play a couple it’s quite easy to pick up the basic concept.”

        then you make a small mistake and have your entire team yell at you.

        Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 13:25.
  3. wolf-OF-chaos
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Fuck LOL. HON ftw……

    Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 13:22.

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