It seems that in the homeland of Riot Games – North America, League of Legends is facing a rather “tragic” situation. play
In recent years, we must have been too familiar with the words of LoL like “the biggest game in the world”, “the most successful game”…. This comes from the number of average gamers. the huge city of this game in many countries around the world. Even on online game forums, League of Legends is often among the games with the largest number of active people.
However, this success of League of Legends is being questioned quite a lot when in the homeland of Riot Games – North America, the number of players and followers of this game has decreased significantly. Specifically, the number of spectators watching the LCS tournament has peaked since 2019. Up to now, the number of hours watched, the largest number of followers of LCS in 2022 has been about 35-40% compared to 3 years ago.
The North American LCS has been experiencing a sharp drop in viewership over the past few years
According to the main share of gamers in the North American League of Legends community, many players from the first seasons have abandoned this game. “Early players like me are now over 30 years old. Most League of Legends players my age have stopped following it because we don’t have time to research or watch tournaments.
We have jobs, kids and tons of other responsibilities to do instead of playing 10 games a day or watching 6 LCS games. That’s why the number of people watching LCS or the number of people interested in content creators about League of Legends in North America is plummeting,” – A veteran gamer with an account BottlesforCaps shared on the Reddit forum.
A lot of League of Legends gamers are now over 30 years old and can’t “plow” this game all day
Indeed, for the early gamers of League of Legends, it is too difficult to stick with this game at the present time. Like the above sharing, they are all grown up and have more responsibility to society, so they can’t just play League of Legends continuously for many hours.
Moreover, League of Legends itself is also becoming a lot less interesting than before and causing not only players but also content creators to leave it. Perhaps apart from Tyler1, most of the early North American League of Legends content creators have left the game. For example, the names Pokimane and Lilypichu are all geared towards more “feminine” conversation and painting content instead of playing League of Legends 8 hours a day.
The girl Lilypichu even voiced a character in Genshin Impact
Obviously with an extremely competitive market like in North America, Riot’s lack of breakthrough and refreshing directions in recent years has made this game gradually lose its footing. This happened when the wave of survival shooters appeared, so it is easy to see that League of Legends continues to lose at home in North America.