LEC’s 2021 Spring Split begins strong, beating league’s 2020 regular-season peak viewership on Twitch|Dot Esports
Specialist League of Legends gamers might not remain in the studio due to COVID-19 procedures, however LEC Spring Split action on Twitch turned more heads than it ever has for a multitude of regular-season games this weekend.
With more than 249,000 concurrent audiences on the main LEC broadcast on Friday, Jan. 22, according to Twitch statistics site SullyGnome, the league had a higher peak than it did for any regular-season broadcast in 2020.
Though the broadcast didn’t reach the very same peak on Jan. 23 and 24, both days also went beyond any peak mark set by the LEC in 2020.
In general, live coverage of the LEC’s first week averaged simply more than 115,000 viewers in 22.5 hours of airtime on the league’s main English-language broadcast channel. That totaled up to an overall of 2.6 million hours viewed.
But just looking at the main LEC channel does not provide a complete scope of how the international European league carried out on Twitch.
With 8 alternate language broadcasts, the league had no lack of diversity in viewership. Outside of the primary channel, the LEC had French, Spanish, Polish, German, Italian, Hungarian, Portuguese, and Russian language broadcasts.
Consisting of all 9 channels together, the LEC averaged around 231,000 viewers during live coverage of the first week from Jan. 22 to 24. This figure doesn’t consist of rebroadcasted material that numerous esports channels frequently air throughout leagues’ off-hours.
In total, live protection of the LEC’s very first weekend on Twitch had more than 4.6 million hours watched. That’s simply under 20 percent of League’s viewership as a classification on the platform over the previous three days.
Throughout that time, League has been the most-watched video game and second just to Simply Chatting as a category. In the previous 3 days, League has created 23.5 million hours watched. Simply Chatting has 23.8 million.