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League of Legends revenue tumbles 21% in a year

League of Legends revenue points to a down year for the massive MOBA

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League of Legends is one of the biggest games in the world, but it’s not quite matching its highest levels of success. In fact, the game is on track to hit a four-year low. August’s revenue has dropped 21% compared to the same time period in 2017, indicating a not-so-stellar year for Riot’s massive MOBA.

Don’t go calling League a “dead game” just yet, though. It’s still the number three title on PC worldwide, sandwiched right World of Warcraft and Monster Hunter: World for the month of August. And those games are both enjoying historic levels of success for the month.

World of Warcraft subscriber numbers have hit a four-year high with the launch of Battle for Azeroth, according to the SuperData report. WoW made $161 million following the expansion’s launch, and that’s not even counting the months of pre-sales leading up to launch. We don’t have specific numbers, but subscriber counts for the Western version of WoW are at their highest since 2014.

Monster Hunter: World sales numbers already cemented it as Capcom’s best-selling game ever even before the PC release, but the game’s sold millions more since launching on Steam. Two million more, to be precise. That makes it the biggest premium-priced PC game in August, topping even the mighty PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Here are the top 10 performers on PC, covering both premium and free-to-play titles. If there are titles you haven’t heard of, it’s probably because they’re big in China.

1. Dungeon Fighter Online
2. World of Warcraft
3. League of Legends
4. Monster Hunter: World
5. Crossfire
6. Fantasy Westward Journey Online II
7. Fortnite: Battle Royale
8. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
9. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
10. World of Tanks