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League of Legends fans watched for 1.2 billion hours during Worlds 2017

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As we near the end of 2017, it’s a good opportunity to look back on the year that’s just been. For many, that might involve looking back on real-world achievements, but for League of Legends players, it’s a chance to recap the last 12 months on Summoner’s Rift.

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Riot kicked off proceedings last week with ‘Year in Review’, an in-client way to explore the inevitable embarrassment of all your season statistics collected in one place. That includes champions play-rates, notable games, total KDA, fastest baron, multi-kills, and even how many times you cast your ultimate on your favourite champions. Unfortunately, it also tells you more troubling stats, like how many times you lost games against specific matchups. I’m keeping my numbers close to my chest, but you can find yours in-client under the Year in Review tab.

If you’d rather not recap your lowest League of Legends moments, Riot have you covered. They’ve also put together an ‘Events by the Numbers’ infographic for the game’s competitive scene. In 2017, nearly 550 pros were entered into 109 teams across 13 different regional leagues. My favourite stat from the collection is that 1907 Fenerbahce managed to beat Cilekler in under 17 minutes, in what proved to be the shortest professional game of the season. By contrast, the longest game, at this year’s All-Stars tournament, the match between China and the LMS took an hour and 20 minutes to reach its end.

The new season begins in early January, with the release of patch 8.1, with the pro scene kicking off not long after, so get ready to start building up your stats for 2018.