Worlds 2022 Play-ins Day 1 Viewership

Soumyo Deb
By Soumyo Deb
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Image Credits: Riot Games

As the first day of Worlds 2022 ended, here are viewership statistics of the Play-ins on day 1 of Worlds 2022.

One of the most anticipated annual events of League of Legends, Worlds 2022, is finally here. Initially started in 2011, it is an event where the best teams from around the world compete against each other.

The prize pool of Worlds 2022 is over 2 million USD, and not only that, but the players can also earn the Worlds trophy, which is called the Summoners Cup. 24 teams are competing in the tournament.

The Worlds is divided into three stages, Play-ins Stage, Groups Stage, and Knockout Stage.

There are two play-in rounds. In the first round, Twelve teams are divided into two groups where they play in a best of 1 match. In round 2, all games are played in a best of five. Two winners will advance to Group Stage, while Four losers will be eliminated.

All sixteen teams are divided into four groups in the group stage, playing in a best-of-1 match. The top two teams advance to the knockout stage, while the bottom two teams in each group are eliminated.

In the knockout stage, Eight teams play in a single elimination bracket where 1st placed team of each group faces 2nd placed team from another group, and all the matches are played in a best of 5 format.

The first match of the Worlds 2022, which was play-ins day 1, took place on September 29. And it was a huge success. Day 1 for Worlds 2022 peak viewers reached almost the same height as Valorant Champions 2022. Not only in terms of viewer base but also average viewers.

Read more: LoL Worlds 2022: How to Get Free Drops & Watch Rewards.

Viewership of Worlds 2022 Play-in, Day 1

Overall Viewership

The peak viewership of Play-in, day 1 of Worlds 2022, was 1,122,715 viewers, while the average was 829,651.

Peak Viewership

Here are the popular matches of Play-ins, day 1, based on peak viewership.

  1. Fnatic vs. Evil Geniuses: 1,122,715 viewers
  2. Isurus Gaming vs. MAD Lions: 1,109,916 viewers
  3. LOUD vs. Beyond Gaming: 1,021,106 viewers
  4. DetonatioN Gaming vs. LOUD: 929,982 viewers
  5. Royal Never Give Up vs. DRX: 887,724 viewers

Soumyo Deb is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv and a dedicated Jungle Main. When he is not writing about the latest League news, he is testing out various off-meta champions in the jungle.