Riot Games has reported viewership figures for the 2020 Summer Split of the League of Legends Championship Series. The publisher described it as the most-watched Summer Split since 2016, attributing part of this growth to the revamped double-elimination format used during the playoffs. Peak viewership for the season reached 551.68K, up 12.4% from 2019.
The Summer Finals match between TSM and FlyQuest generated an average-minute-audience of just under 485K, a 27.47% increase year-over-year.
Riot saw strong viewership growth in multiple regions this summer. The League of Legends European Championship reached an AMA of 819.4K, growing 70% year-over-year with a peak viewership of 952K.
Top teams from both leagues will resume competition soon in Shanghai, China, for the World Championship. Given these viewership trends as well as the fact that Worlds is one of the few live international championships to take place in 2020, Riot is likely to report record viewership once again for the World Finals at the end of October.
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