The LVP closes 2022 with the highest audience in its history. Mediapro group company reached 77.3 million cumulative viewers worldwide, a record figure that improves by 10% that registered in 2021 (69.8 million). The video game league also obtained record numbers of consumption in its twelve years of life: 45.1 million hours viewed, 26% more than in 2021.
The League of Legends (LoL) Super League contributed 25.8 million viewers, including both the LVP channel and the co-streamings, which represents a year-on-year growth of 98% compared to the previous year. In addition, they closed 2022 with close to 11 million hours watched, double that of 2021.
Up to three professional competitions debuted last year in Spain: Valorant’s Rising MediaMarkt Intel, which managed to exceed 9.8 million viewers; the Superliga Segunda from El Corte Inglés (3.4 million) and the Crossfire Cup. In Latin America, the LVP exceeded 6.3 million accumulated viewers in 2022 and the 2.9 million hours viewed. This 2023, the creation of two new regional leagues is planned which will be the access point to the Latin American League of LoL.
In 2022, the Super League was able to recover face-to-face events with the public after two years marked by the restrictions against Covid-19. More than 2,000 spectators filled the Cartuja Center in Seville to watch the spring finale, while another 2,200 watched Ubeat Live Barcelona live in July. The final played in summer, at IFEMA in Madrid, hung the “no tickets” sign in 48 hours.
Likewise, the Super League returns on January 16 with a new team, Rebels Gaming, promoted by Manchester United footballer David de Gea.