League of Legends developer Riot Games has said that the final of this year's World Championship events was the most-watched event for the game yet.
In a video (below), the company said that across the entire World Championship 2019, there was a peak concurrent viewership of 44m users, while on average 21.8m people were watching each and every minute.
Riot has recently been celebrating the tenth anniversary of its hit MOBA, announcing a swathe of new content for the IP. That's on top its newly-announced Riot Forge publishing label which is releasing new League of Legends titles from external developers. The first two of these -Ruined King by Airship Syndicate and Convergence by Double Stallion Games - were announced at The Game Awards 2019.
This also follows Riot facing a few years of intense scrutiny in the wake of a damning exposé from Kotaku, which revealed its working culture to be toxic and discriminatory. The company has recently agreed to pay out $10m to female employees who faced pay discrimination.