In the country that is considered the birthplace of League of Legends – North America, this popular MOBA game is gradually becoming “slowly dying”.
At the present time, around the world, the League of Legends game is still a “monument” of the MOBA series and is considered a “national game” when everyone, family can know, or are playing League of Legends. . Tournaments from the national to international level attract a lot of views and the players are also considered superstars, sought after by fans.
However, while it is very hot in regions such as Asia, or Latin America, and Europe, right at “home ground” – North America, League of Legends is showing weakness compared to other Esports titles. Even the LCS is not as attractive as it used to be. For example, the match with the highest views in the 2022 LCS Summer Split so far, according to Eschart, is the Cloud9 – Team Liquid match with 141,968 views. Meanwhile, the match with the highest views in the LCK Summer 2022 is currently the T1 match – KT Rolster with 642,859 – nearly 5 times more than the match at the highest level of North American League of Legends.
To explain this, recently, a netizen posted a post on Reddit and received a lot of attention from the North American League of Legends community. According to this person, League of Legends is “dying” in “homeland”. This person explained, LoL viewers, gamers, and streamers from the past are now older and have more concerns and responsibilities to family and society than just sitting all day watching or playing League of Legends. Streamers also have to find other, more attractive, trending content to make a living.
This person also commented, Riot needs to have policies to bring League of Legends to young players – the next generation to maintain this game in North America. And this person also thinks that characters like MrBeast and this millionaire YouTuber’s tournament are tools that Riot can use to popularize League of Legends to young players.
This netizen’s opinion received a lot of sympathy from the North American League of Legends community. Many people also admit that they can no longer focus too much on the game, even while watching or playing. Even when deciding to play League of Legends, many people said that they would choose ARAM or TFT rather than try hard in Summoner’s Rift.
And perhaps, it’s time for Riot to really rethink the problem as well as find a solution if it doesn’t want League of Legends to “fall” right on the “homeland” of this game.
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