Developer claims free-to-play online game is "most played video game in the world" with 70 million registered users, 32 million monthly active accounts; playerbase 90 percent male.
Riot Games has released a new infographic detailing usership figures for League of Legends, and claims the free-to-play online multiplayer title is the "most played video game in the world."
Riot claims League of Legends boasts 12 million daily "active" players, though it is not clear how the developer defines "active." Additionally, Riot said the game has 32 million monthly "active" accounts, and a total of 70 million registered users.
Not only does League of Legends boast an enviable playerbase, these gamers are playing together at a healthy clip. Riot said League of Legends boasts a peak concurrent player figure of 3 million. This number was derived from the average number of players simultaneously online during a "typical" day in July 2012.
Lastly, Riot said over 90 percent of League of Legends players are male, and 85 of total players are between the ages of 16 and 30. Additionally, the developer claims 60 percent are currently enrolled in college or have completed "some" college.
League of Legends has not been without controversy. During the World Playoffs recently, Riot Games investigated accusations of cheating during the $2 million tournament, and ended up finding the parties responsible and fining them $30,000. This money will be donated to charity.
You cant put hundreds of people in 1 Chat. I know that LoL has a huge number of Players. So many friends of me and people around me playin it. So i trust Riot, but a function where you can see the online amount would be nice yep.
Meh, this game isn't that bad, it's just...... so boring. You have to play way too passive for my style of gaming. From what I saw in the 15 or so games I played before I quit, here's this game in the nut shell: Start out, pick a side to hold, you see an enemy, click 50 times all over your screen towards/away from the enemy. Finally work your way up to attack, fight for a total of 2 seconds, both back off, repeat the clicking and combat phase till the other ones runs away. You go to pursue, get stopped by the turrets. Back off and teleport back to base. Heal, level up, new gear etc. Go back to where you were holding it down, see the same guy you fought, repeat every step for the majority of the game. I just don't see the hype about this game..... Am I playing it wrong lol?
I'm sure that LoL boasts a large number of players,but don't forget to count in that nearly all of them have at LEAST 3-5 accounts that they regularly switch between to play due to a leave ban or any other similar reason.
@GamerMani Besides dota 2 is in beta and has not been released yet!! it can be bought for $30 and yet the player base spiked max is at 114,000 a t agiven time that I see!! you can not compare the stats now and wait for it to release when it will be free to play!! lot of players will jump ship!!
@GamerMani I am a fan of both games!! akali my main in LoL and Bloodseeker in Dota 2!! but trust me dude make up all the figures you want but it can not change the fact that Dota 2 is a lot better than LoL!! Definitely the game is more difficult than LoL but it is very much fun!!
@GamerMani I won't compare the gameplay, but it's true that LoL was released at a very strategic time when DotA (or WC3) graphics and UI were starting to get really outdated. DotA 2 came out way late IMO, it would have captured a lot of what is now LoL's player base if it had come out earlier
12 Million People, 98 Percent of them a holes. Seriously I love the game and stuff but the community sucks. I also had the same problem when I used to play Warcraft 3 DOTA game and even now people are still a holes there.
It's just a fantastic game, and I think the free to play system they have set up is very fair. Normally I don't spend money on free to play games, but I play LoL so much and the game is so excellent that I felt compelled to fork over some cash, and did so. I've played Dota and Dota 2 as well. Those are good games but, for me, they seem to be lacking the "fun factor" of LoL. I think that's why those games aren't quite as popular.
Actually LoL may not be the most played game. In fact, contrary to popular belief it is still DotA at least game count wise.
Statement from 11 client: "Recently we heard a dota-like game has exceeded DotA in number of games played with 1 billion games. According to our platform statistics, we have 4,977,975,857 games of DotA played this year."
@SolidTy@Azghouls The issue with the community is that you're reliant on your team mates, so therefore they get angry when you screw up etc, it's the same for all games in this style. Imo MOBAs (LoL, Dota 2, Smite, etc) are only at their best when played with a group of friends as a 5, then they become something special.
@SolidTy@Azghouls This is, unfortunately, a true statement. A lot of people act very childish and unbelievably rude and disrespectful, but that's the internet for you. They feel safe behind their anonymity to say whatever they want. There are so many keyboard-jockey tough guys. I've got my ignore button on a hair-trigger. I find that to be the best way to handle things. Riot has also implemented a reporting system that should help things over the long-term.
85% between the ages of 16-30? 60% have upper education? HAH! I'm far from an elitist, but dude, League of Legends consists of the most immature crowd that I've ever seen. Yes, it is even worse than playing Halo with 12 year olds.
@Tzap I think you misconstrue that 60% statistic. Gamespot reported that 60% was in college or had "some" college. "Some" college is a very... flexible term. I play league almost daily, and I agree, LoL has the WORST, and I mean WORST community of ANY online game (and I've played alot) that I've ever been a part of. That said, college doesn't always necessarily imply maturity. Sadly, my generation is an extremely morally devoid bunch that seeks self gratification above all. I'm generalizing, of course.