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T1 League of Legends Roster is the Most Popular Esports Team in 2022

2022 saw a resurgence of LAN events, providing a massive boost to the esports scene after more than two years of COVID-19 lull.

T1 League of Legends Roster is the Most Popular Esports Team in 2022
By Shubham Dalal | Dec 30, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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2022 saw a resurgence of LAN events, providing a massive boost to the esports scene after more than two years of COVID-19 lull. Fans were delighted to attend Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2, and even Valorant LAN events this year. Across game titles, two elements remain the same: passion for eSports and competitive drive to be named the best.To sum up this highly competitive eSports year, Esports Charts published a top ten ranking of the most viewed eSports organizations, across various game titles, which reflects their popularity and fan-following. Esports Charts named T1’s League of Legends roster as the most popular team in 2022. Notably, T1 finished runner-up at Worlds 2022 as it lost to DRX in the Grand Finals.

Esports Charts noted that T1’s League of Legends team generated 112.9 million hours of watch time last tournament season, and T1’s matches were followed by an average of over 675K viewers. Reportedly, the viewership peaked during the T1 vs DRX Grand Final of Worlds 2022 and was watched by over 5.14 million viewers. “This is the best indicator of all eSports tournaments in 2022,” said Esports Charts.

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Compared to 2021, T1’s ‘Hours Watched’ figures have reportedly increased by 53% and this is attributed to T1’s popularity and the rise in viewership of League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) internationally.T1 has had a great 2022 season in the League of Legends eSports scene. It started the year with the LCK Spring Split where it went undefeated and won the split comfortably. Next, T1 represented Korea at the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) and came very close to winning the MSI on home soil.However, it lost to Chinese powerhouse Royal Never Give Up (RNG) in the finals.

Although the second half of the season was full of ups and downs for T1 in the LCK Summer, the team managed to finish second and qualify for Worlds 2022, where it was seen as the tournament favorite. Even though T1 lost to DRX in the Grand Finals of Worlds 2022, the team looked extremely potent and played the best-of-five series with poise and resilience, even when the team’s back was against the wall. Notably, at the LCK Awards 2022,Four members of the T1 squad were named as part of the All-LCK 1st Team during the Spring Split.As we head into the 2023 season, with no changes to the T1 League of Legends roster, fans can expect the “veteran + young players” combination to work again.

Following are the top ten most popular and most viewed eSports teams in 2022, according to eSports Charts:

  1. T1 (League of Legends)
  2. RRQ Hoshi (Mobile Legends)
  3. Natus Vincere (CS: GO)
  4. DRX (League of Legends)
  5. FaZe Clan (CS: GO)
  6. ONIC Esports (Mobile Legends)
  7. Gen.G Esports (League of Legends)
  8. EVOS Legends (Mobile Legends)
  9. G2 Esports (CS: GO)
  10. Damwon KIA (League of Legends)

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