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32 million people watched League of Legends Season 3 World Championships

Final becomes the most watched eSports event in history, with more than 8.5 million fans watching simultaneously at peak.

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More than 32 million people watched the League of Legends Season 3 World Championships final in October online and on TV, Riot Games announced today. This makes the event the most watched eSports event in history, the company said.

By comparison, Game 6 of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals drew 18 million viewers. The 2013 Super Bowl was watched by over 108 million people.

In the final on October 4 at a sold-out Staples Center, SK Telecom T1 took down Royal Club to claim the Summoner's Cup and a $1 million prize. During its peak, more than 8.5 million people watched the finals simultaneously.

The numbers for the Season 3 World Championships are up substantially year-over-year. The Season 2 World Championships drew 8.2 million viewers in total and 1.1 million peak simultaneous viewers.

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