The League of Legends World Championships kicked off earlier this week in Paris, raking in nearly one million concurrent viewers on Twitch. And that doesn’t account for viewers using other streaming platforms like YouTube, Douyu, and Longzhu, the latter of which has estimates of over 8 million concurrent viewers.
Bringing in the 16 strongest teams from China, Korea, North America, Europe, Brazil, Thailand, and Taiwan–fans have gathered to watch their favorite players duke it out on stage until one League of Legends team is left standing.
The tournament is a multi-city event, with the round robin stage taking place in Paris. Following that, the bracket stage will take place on October 15 in Wembley Arena in London, and will continue in the Brussels Expo in Brussels. The tournament grand final will conclude on October 31 in the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin.
You can check out more of our Worlds Coverage here on GameSpot.