This has been an amazing year for the EU LCS. From the first game of the season, to Fnatic reclaiming the title of Champions at the Spring Finals in Copenhagen, to G2 Esports defying the odds to qualify for Worlds in Korea - it's been one of our most successful and competitive years since the league began. Here’s a look back at some key viewership wins from this summer.
The EU LCS 2018 Summer Split packed in the upsets - and also attracted a strong audience, with a 25% unique user increase from 2017. EU LCS fans showed that a football World Cup didn’t outshine the action on the Rift and tuned in consistently as the action heated up towards Summer Finals. Combined with the increase from Spring Split, EU LCS viewership has increased by 25% in 2018.
Over in Madrid, our 2018 Summer Finals were our highest viewed EU LCS Roadshow since 2015. During the final between Fnatic and Schalke 04, the peak number of fans watching at the same time was 492,000 - a 58% jump in PCU from the previous year’s finals.
All of us here in Berlin producing the EU LCS want to say thank you to all of the viewers who have made 2018 such a success. A big thank you as well to the EU LCS teams for inspiring us with insane plays and plenty of nail biting moments. We're not stopping here though. Very soon we'll be sharing more information on our 2019 plans for the league. We’re excited for next year and confident you will be too, so stay tuned!