League of Legends: Is the 2019 Game of the Year Really Dead?

Published 11/23/2020, 9:37 AM EST


League of Legends is a 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game. Developed and published by Riot Games, it is turning  11 this year. The game has had an enormous impact on the gaming community for several years. It has won several awards over the years, like Golden Joystick Awards, 11th Shorty Awards, and many more.

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League of Legends also won the title of the best Esports game of the year in 2019. Despite all its significant achievements, some claim it is underperforming this year. In fact, some are even suggesting that the game’s era has ended. Is this statement really true? Continue reading to find out.

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Are the League of Legends days numbered?

League of Legends is facing some tough times, without a doubt. However, it has 115 million monthly players and about 50 million daily players out there. these are impressive numbers for any game. Moreover, it proves the fact that League of Legends is not forgotten yet.

The game is still addictive and many players really enjoy playing it. It’s a misconception that the game is dead. However, it cannot be denied that is underperforming sand suffering, especially if compared to its glory years and other games like Fortnite, Valorant, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. But claiming it to be dead is a huge statement.

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What makes it so popular?

According to most of the players, League of Legends is much similar to DotA which subsequently helped in adding numbers to its user base. The graphic quality is quite good, and the artwork by the producers is worth trying out.

Being a multiplayer game, players can enjoy playing it with friends. Riot Games has excelled at making it easy to bring buddies into your game.

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Owing to all these factors, it is easy to deduce why League of Legends is still one of the biggest games in the world. Even after ten years of its release, the game boasts a huge user-base and an active competitive scenario.

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Mehul Rolta

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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.

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