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When we first released this infographic it gained a lot of popularity throughout 2015. So much that we then updated it for 2016! It's still an extremely popular post so we figured it would be great to update it for you guys for 2017, so let's see how the region share has changed.
It's a question quite a lot of people seem to ask, yet there hasn't been any hard data on how many LoL players are on each server - until now! We've collected data from a variety of sources who use the Riot API (sources listed at the bottom of the 2015 infographic) to create this image. The image shows the percentage of players on each server (ranked players only) from a sample size of over 10,000,000 League of Legends players!
The main differences in the number of players for each League of Legends region between 2017 and 2016 is the jump in EUW players, compared to Korea. Also North America has continued to shrink going from 16.6% in 2015 to just 10.8% in 2017.
This could be explained by the growth of League of Legends in the outer regions such as Japan, Russia and Latin America North and South.
We released this infographic originally in 2015 but since then Riot have added some new servers. We've kept you up to date by updating our infographic with some slick new graphics and the new numbers. We got this data using the number of players that have been ranked on each server. We're going to make the assumption that each server has a similar competitiveness which makes our percentages very close. The data here comes from over 11 million players worldwide. Liked the old one? Don't worry you can still see it below! If you're looking for the original post then you can find it below here. This data was gathered in 2015 and since the addition of the 11th region (Japan) it's now out of date.
With the Japanese servers and potentially an African server coming soon these figures could change in the future - we'll update them if and when they do!