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The League of Legends subreddit is the most active gaming subreddit

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League of Legends players spend a lot of time on Reddit, perhaps looking at incredible 2.34 metre recreations of Ashe's bow, or watching a KDA cosplayer play the KDA song in Beatsaber while riding a unicycle, or upvoting en masse any memes that poke fun at themselves, or lingering overlong on the beauty of multiple well-timed dodges. I'm not judging, I'm just a messenger.

Reddit has published its 2020 Year in Review which, as well as touching on a lot of important real world topics, has room for some semi-pointless forays into the wonderful world of games. It ranks the 'Most popular video games of 2020 by community activity', where activity is a combination of total posts and comments, and right there at the top is r/leagueoflegends

Take a bow, folks. Reddit is one of the greatest timesink websites, and the LoL community sinks more time in it than any other. The above stories are a small selection of the most-upvoted posts from the LoL-ers, which saw them beat the evergreen builders of r/Minecraft into second place. Third is some indie game called r/AnimalCrossing, while r/Fortnite and r/Destiny bring up the rear.

Games also made a few cameos throughout the rest of the roundup: the number one topic on r/needafriend in 2020 was "Playing videogames together", which is nice, while more questionable instincts could be seen in reddit's movie community r/movies, where Sonic the Hedgehog was somehow the fifth most-discussed film of the year.

Rich Stanton

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."