The inaugural season of this newly-franchised and rebranded League of Legends European Championship (LEC) attained 400,000 audiences across all platforms and channels before now.
Despite some ancient broadcasting problems --together with delay after delay and also the el clásico matchup involving Fnatic and SK Gambling needing to be remade--that the LEC had a promising opening afternoon.
In stark contrast, the European League of Legends Championship Series had a mean of 154,000 audiences across the 2018 Spring Split, radically lower compared to their North American counterparts. It is too early to tell if the LEC will continue to flourish going into prospective weeks of this league, but that is nonetheless a fantastic beginning.
It might be the direct outcome of interested viewers tuning in to get a glimpse of their brand new LEC broadcast along with its new format. The NA LCS has been the hottest of the 2 leagues, bringing from the hype (and viewership), despite North America's shortage of global success in the League of Legends World Championship. However, this year, the majority of the behind-the-scenes actions, exciting storylines, and roll up swaps arrived on European land.
The air obtained a much-needed makeover, however. And today that Riot is supplying benefits for seeing the LEC, such as icons, emotes, and blue character --a comparable system into the Overwatch League--viewership can continue to grow in 2019.