League of Legends has topped the charts as the most-watched esports title in 2022.
LoL came to the esports scene a little later in the history of the industry.
However, it has paved the way for how esports will look in the future. With big deal sponsorships, huge events and big teams, the only way is up.
But, exactly how many fans watched the game as an esport in 2022 and what does this mean for the future of the game?
Let's look at the figures for all of the viewers who watched the game as an esports in 2022.
Esports Charts Results
A report from Esports Charts listed the top 5 games in the esports scene of 2022.
Unsurprisingly, two of Riot's biggest titles were in the top five.
However, Valorant's position seems a little out of place amongst some of the other top-watched titles.
League of Legends wins!
League of Legends has had a brilliant year with the esports scene.
Worlds 2022 which took place from September to November 2022, caused a huge upsurge in views.
Despite this year having quite a low number of viewers compared to last year, the size of the event placed LoL first.
The total number of hours watched hit a whopping 617K which is 7% fewer from 2021.
The Grand Final between T1 and DRX drew more than 5.1 million PV and made history in the esports industry.
Valorant placed 5th
A worthy competitor to League of Legends is another from the gaming giants, Riot Games.
Surprisingly low, Valorant only placed 5th on the official report from Esports Charts.
With 283.4 million hours watched, the stats seem very low compared to the hype around the game.
Then again, Valorant has been out for a much shorter time than most of the other games included in this list.