Los Angeles, California - After years of keeping League of Legends' player numbers a secret, Riot Games has finally revealed them to the public. As the first free to play game in the Dota genre, LoL has seen tremendous growth with their business model averaging 700 000 new registrations per month since it was released in October 2009.
As of July 2011, LoL has the following player statistics:
- 15 million registrations (Total for all active / inactive accounts plus unique / smurf accounts)
- 4 million players play in one month
- 1.4 million summoners play League of Legends daily
- Peak concurrent player numbers of 500 thousand
League of Legends - most popular stand-alone game in the Dota genre
"Our success, however, can sometimes be our greatest challenge. Servicing half a million players simultaneously puts us in a great, but challenging position, which means we face unique problems to solve to ensure stability."
-- Marc "Tryndamere" Merrill, President of Riot Games
About Riot Games
Riot Games is a video game company established in 2006 based in Santa Monica, California.