In its first season utilizing the franchising mannequin, the Brazilian League of Legends Championship (CBLOL) broke viewership information. The height was reached through the finals of the 2021 first cut up on April 18, between paiN Gaming and Vorax, registering over 400K simultaneous viewers on streaming platforms Nimo TV, YouTube, and Twitch. This quantity doesn’t embrace the viewers watching on pay-TV by the SporTV channel, which was not publicly disclosed.
Riot Games additionally registered a rise of 18% within the common concurrent viewers of every match of the match and, because of the brand new format which makes every weekend characteristic 10 video games as an alternative of eight because it was till 2020, a 47% improve of hours watched have been registered, reaching a complete of 15M hours watched solely on YouTube and Twitch.
The CBLOL Academy additionally had a greater efficiency in comparison with its predecessor, the decrease divisions of the outdated League of Legends circuit: it registered a rise of 130% in hours watched and common viewers numbers that have been 28% increased. The circuit ceased to exist when the CBLOL turned a franchise in 2021 and was changed by the Academy league.
The CBLOL 2021 first cut up finals have been gained by paiN Gaming, which can signify Brazil at Riot Video games’ Mid-Season Invitational in Iceland.