The console wars between Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo may take up the biggest headlines in the gaming industry, but, behind the scenes, the video-game world seemingly rotates around League of Legends. Riot Games’ free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena was first released in 2009. Still, the game’s objective was simple, the multiple heroes and countless strategies make it impossible to predict how each match will unfold.
Not only is League of Legends one of the most played games in the world, but with about 30.9 million hours of LoL content watched on Twitch alone in May of 2020, it’s also one of the most-watched forms of content in the world. In fact, before Covid-19 took over the world and forced more people inside, League of Legends was already reported to have a higher viewership count than the Superbowl and it was projected to keep growing. If you want a break from playing and streaming League of Legends dive into some of these other MOBA games that satisfy a similar itch.