League of Legends now exceeds 5 million concurrent players at peak

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I think it's high time Riot changed the name of its MOBA juggernaut to Legion of Legends. The game's colossal numbers keep getting bigger, and after throwing around multiple instances of the word "million" back in October (opens in new tab) , Riot announced last week (opens in new tab) that 5 million players regularly get their junglin' on during peak hours.

At this point, Legends doesn't really have any other game to outperform except itself. It pulled 32 million active players and a 3 million peak concurrency back in October, and at 5 million concurrent now, it's likely the rest of its stats have also seen growth. Check back in about a year or so for our inevitable followup report entitled "Everyone in the world plays League of Legends now."

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?