This weekend the quarter-finals of the League of Legends World Championships have taken place. Eight teams were looking for a spot in the semi-final next weekend. It has been a very popular event with 8,000 tickets sold out in just half an hour inside the Palacio Vistalgre, in Madrid.
Four teams participated for the first time in this final phase of the World Cup. Griffin, FunPlus Phoenix, Damwon Gaming and Splyce. On Saturday they faced Invictus Gaming against Griffin where the teams could not do much against the experienced Invictus Gaming losing 3-1. Later the surprise would come when FunPlus Phoenix got rid of one of the favorites, Fnatic, for the same result, 3-1.
Sunday started with an interesting match between another favorite, SK Telecom 1, which beat another debut team called Splyce 3-1. In the last match of the day, G2 maintained Europe’s hopes by defeating DAMWON Gaming 3-1.
As for the online viewers, the numbers show that League of Legends is still at the very top. More than 4.5 million hours played between live and subsequent viewing, an average of 140,000 viewers during the live shows and a peak of almost 400,000 viewers just at the time when G2 won their match.
The semi-finals will be held next weekend again in Madrid, where Invictus Gaming will face FunPlus Phoenix and SK Telecom 1 versus G2 in what promises to be the match of the day.