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LoL Championship Draws Record Crowds

Free to play online game League of Legends has recently concluded its $100,000 championship to determine the best team in the world. Taking place at the recent Dreamhack festival in Sweden, team FNaticMSI took the World Champion title in a match against team Against All Authority, also known as aAa.

Over the course of the weekend, over 1,690,000 unique viewers watched the live coverage of the tournament, and 210,000 people simultaneously watched the final confrontation between FNaticMSI and aAa, apparently making it one of the largest eSports broadcasts of all time.

"We are absolutely blown away by how many eSportsfans tuned in to watch our Season One Championship," said Marc Merrill, president of League of Legends developer Riot Games. "Bringing together the most talented League of Legends teams in the world resulted in some of the best games we've ever seen! The Season One Championship was the perfect venue to debut our upcoming Spectator Mode, and the quality level of our live broadcast is just a sign of things to come."

Event highlights and recordings of tournament matches can be viewed here, and you can try your hand at the game for free here.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as LoL Championship Draws Record Crowds


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