PewDiePie admitted he might have been wrong about League of Legends.
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, also known as PewDiePie, is one of the biggest and most influential internet personalities. He is a YouTuber with over 100 million subscribers and a 28.50 billion view count. PewDiePie started his Youtube career in 2010 and has become one of the biggest youtube channels since then.
In a youtube video titled ‘Games That Defined Me Growing Up,’ he reminisced quite a bit about his past and what games he grew up with. Growing up in the early 2000s, people didn’t have good PCs or stable internet connections. So, PewDiePie and his friends would go to Net cafes on Saturdays and play games.
He also mentioned that he had a lot of fun playing the original DOTA. Defense of the Ancients, or DOTA for short, was the first MOBA (Multiplayer online battle arena) game. It was a mod for the game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and had surpassed the original game itself. There were many games that came from the original DOTA mod, League of Legends was one of them.
PewDiePie, when talking about League of Legends, admitted that he didn’t think the game would succeed. First hearing about League of Legends when it came out, he and his friends believed, “there’s no way this game is going to become popular.”
It has been over 10 years since League of Legends was released. Since then, the game has evolved and gained a significant player base. League of Legends has surpassed the original DOTA mod and all the other DOTA clones in terms of popularity. The game is now considered one of the biggest games of all time.
Years later, after seeing how big League of Legends and its esports has become, PewDiePie admits that he might have been “wrong” about League of Legends.