League of Legends breaks 5 million concurrent players

PC strategy game has added two million active concurrent players in five months, says developer.

League of Legends regularly exceeds 5 million concurrent global players, developer Riot Games has announced.

The new milestone is a sizable increase over the 3 million concurrent players statistic Riot Games released for the popular MOBA back in October 2012.

Riot reports that League of Legends boasts 32 million monthly active players, with 12 million playing daily.

Valve's Dota 2, another popular MOBA, was revealed at the start of March to be digital distribution platform Steam's most played game of all time, exceeding 300,000 concurrent players.

Steam's previous record holder for concurrent players, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, managed 287,000 back in November 2011.

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134 comments
sortajan
sortajan

5 million concurrent douchebags

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

seriously Gamespot, You need to add Facebook login option. So we can see these trolls for what they really are. People like@Darnasian hide behind the internet way too much. tear down the barriers!!!!!

Zedrico
Zedrico

The community isn't great... But i dont know why you guys let ppl get to you. its only a game... most the time i dont say a single thing in chat... usually no point... ignore the trolls

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

The best part of LOL is when you get called a Noob by someone who is  a carry and he's 0-10-0

Gizmofather
Gizmofather

current inactive players mostly... finally even this crap is going down the drain

Flamewolf75
Flamewolf75

Hands down of the best games ever. Community may suck, but if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

gladin09
gladin09

Prity much every LoL player will admit the community is terrible, still a good game though ^^

quebec946
quebec946

i am the only who dont like the game and think the community is a shathole?

RIIIIKU
RIIIIKU

.....Worst..... Saddest.....Most Pathetic community......Ever !

visanbogdan
visanbogdan

dota 2 all the way.Who cares about the 5 mil count? :))

Shadowsnake
Shadowsnake

While I understand the appeal/value of LoL to some gamers, there are far too many people that have dogcrap personalities that play it. I realise the same can be said of quite a few online games but this one seems the least enforced on violations to say the least. Still popular is popular, have fun with it while it lasts.

edinsftw
edinsftw

Game is unbalanced and boring now, cash grabs are getting more prevalent. 

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

LoL is simply a lot of fun to play.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

LOL is the queen of PC gaming and Valve is fully paranoid of LoL that's why Dota2 is still in beta mode.

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

@CaptainGamespot Yea... great game... but full of scumbags. But if you play with friends it's always great...... except when your friends becomes the jerks and start picking on other players :/

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

@Flamewolf75 If you can't beat 'em, you should considder not playing, because the people that bitch at everyone are generally really bad at the game anyway, lol.

xXNutcrackerXx
xXNutcrackerXx

@gladin09  

Casual LoL player here and I agree. Really fun game though. You just have to keep thick enough skin to not care what people type to you online. It seems to have improved a LITTLE since 2 years ago, but has a long way to go still. It's especially fun with friends.

Darnasian
Darnasian

@quebec946 
Tip 1: Stop skipping grammar classes.

Tip 2: Obviously you're the only loser that doesn't like it.

wexorian
wexorian

@visanbogdan you should read well 5 million concurent who play in league as for whole game daily user is 12 million and montly 32 So keed dreaming that dota will reach that Kind population.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@edinsftw You don't have to spend cash if you don't want to.  I don't find the game unbalanced at all, particularly with the pick and ban phase.  The only thing unbalanced about LoL is the community, so many trolls.

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

@edinsftw 

yeh its getting boring, i played this game for 3 months for atleast 4-8 hrs a day. it got boring real fast. they do fix balance issues, they nerfed my darius :(

Majkic666
Majkic666

@MatrixGamer78 or maybe there is just a increasing use of fake useres to get bonuses to get free RP and IP

Darnasian
Darnasian

@JimmeyBurrows @Flamewolf75 Well said! Well said indeed!

One of the most funniest thing about this community is when they call you noob for escpaing with low hp from a gank or when you own them. It's even funnier when you realise you're playing ranked against silver and gold players. Makes you think how retarded this world is.

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

@2bitSmOkEy 

its fun game but lack of more maps and gamemodes really hurts. 3 maps is not enough imo

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@Majkic666 @MatrixGamer78 The 5 million counts players logged on and playing at the same time. Even if a person has 7 accounts they would only count once towards this number.

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

@Darnasian ahahahah i know right!?!? that's sooo coool!?!?!? man, you must get laid sooo much!?!?!?! Ugh I was super elite at LOL like you bro!!!?!?!? teach me how to be GOD LIKE!!?!?!

Dracon600
Dracon600

@FreedomPrime @Darnasian haha nice, look Darnasian posted a picture of him and his sister :D, how cool is he. Even if it wasn't don't feel special bud, she is not that great.

Darnasian
Darnasian

@FreedomPrime Oh , I'm sorry princess , but the time in my region is pretty late and I don't have enough to check my punctuation just to please a little bitch like you since I'm in a hurry. This being said , you should GET a life since you have none.Now I must go , I wasted enough time with a moron like you.
See you in some other topic , weird internet guy with no life.

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

@Darnasian @FreedomPrime I find it ironic that this started with you mocking another person's grammar and yet your grammar is just as terrible. as far as the "casual" remarks go, yes, I have a life.  You mad bro?

Darnasian
Darnasian

@FreedomPrime Funny that you play the game , but you're not accustomed to it's own grammar. I find it even ironical that you couldn't even sense the connection towards the news page's subject game.

Darnasian
Darnasian

@FreedomPrime I actually do. Problem? Got mad? Oh chill , chill. I don't want any crybaby here.

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

@Darnasian @FreedomPrime You must have so many friends sir, you are a delight.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Darnasian
Darnasian

@FreedomPrime Oh wow! Hope you don't want to win the "Detective of the Year" award with that awfula nd obvious deduction.

This being said , the number of morons that came to troll on this page grew with 3.. 

I find it funny that people waste time on news pages of games they have 0 interest in.

BTW: How hard is it to finish a damn sentence with just one dot instead of multiplying them? You think you're cool by doing this multiplying the dots? Think again.

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

@Darnasian @aryanbrar @2bitSmOkEy actually, many other genre's introduce additinal map all the time. statecraft, company of heroes, hell, even fighting games include new "arena's" even tho it's for a cosmetic purpose only. Claiming it's FPS genre only is ignorant.

Darnasian
Darnasian

@aryanbrar @Darnasian @2bitSmOkEy If you haven't noticed already kiddo , "more MAPS" is the trend in FPS games. And if you don't find it funny that you have a Master Chief avatar , demand more maps and complain about game modes ,then you're brain damaged.

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

@Darnasian @aryanbrar @2bitSmOkEy 

woah woah keep your poncho on lil boy, no1 is bringing  fps. heck mmos have more maps aka environments. almost everygame out there has more environments to play in.

Darnasian
Darnasian

@aryanbrar @2bitSmOkEy This is why it's a fucking MOBA and DOTA clone and not an FPS. Gee people , where the fuck were you born?