League of Legends Declared the Most Played PC Game in the World

Riot Games’ title beats World of Warcraft in terms of hours played.

A recent report by DFC Intelligence has revealed that Riot Games' action RTS League of Legends is the most played PC game in the world in terms of hours played with over a billion hours clocked.

"The fact that online games such League of Legends eclipsed more than a billion hours of online game time in a year is simply incredible and a testament to the fundamental shift currently sweeping through the games industry," DFC Intelligence CEO David Cole mused, adding,"By comparison, Bungie recently announced that the Halofranchise surpassed two billion hours of online play, but that's over a period of seven years."

To take a look at the numbers, here are the Top Ten Games by hours played according to DFC and Xfire:


Title Total US/EU play hours July 2011 thru Jun 2012
League of Legends 1,292,502,456
World of Warcraft 622,378,909
Minecraft 371,635,651
Heroes of Newerth 184,520,156
Diablo III 172,907,605
Battlefield 3 171,852,550
MapleStory 165,503,651
StarCraft II 163,980,293
World Of Tanks 145,702,931
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 126,754,082


These stats cover only North American and European Xfire members, but happen to reflect broader player statistics of League of Legends and World of Warcraft, which the RTS has surpassed, from over the past year. Furthermore, League of Legends has already surpassed Starcraft II in Korea in terms of popularity.

Via: Forbes