Team SoloMid still most popular LCS team, per Lock In viewership

Christian Vejvad • February 2, 2021 4:03 am

Team SoloMid was able to pull the highest average viewership during the first-ever LCS Lock In tournament. 

Even though TSM didn’t make it all the way to the finals of the LCS Lock In, the team was the most popular when looking at the viewership numbers. On average, TSM had 253,520 viewers over the course of seven matches in the LCS Lock In according to Esports Charts. 

Right behind TSM are finalists Cloud9 and Team Liquid, who also had a lot of average viewers during their games. Cloud9 had an average of 246,623 viewers thanks to its strong following and the signing of former G2 Esports star Luka “PerkzPerković, who debuted with the team during the tournament. 

Surprisingly, Counter Logic Gaming and Dignitas come in at the fourth and fifth-highest average viewers, respectively, after shaky tournaments from both of them. Both teams were knocked out of the group stage, finishing last in their respective groups. The high average viewership could be explained by the fact that they only got to play four games each, which makes the sample size smaller compared to other teams. Looking at the total hours watched, CLG and Dignitas are sitting at the bottom while C9 the highest by far thanks to their above-average viewership and long run in the event. 

LCS Lock In final pulls highest peak viewers

For peak viewership, the LCS Lock In final between C9 and Team Liquid tops the chart. The final peaked at 370,801 viewers. Right behind the finals at 344,567 peak viewers is the tournament opener between TSM and 100 Thieves

The overall viewership of all games was boosted nicely by all the co-streams surrounding the tournament. Big names such as Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, Nick “LS” Cesare, and Christian “IWillDominate” Rivera broadcasted the event and pulled a lot of viewers to add onto the total. 

With the LCS Lock In concluded, all 10 LCS teams will be preparing for the spring season, which starts on February 5. 

Who won the 2021 LCS Lock In?

Team Liquid won the 2021 LCS Lock In tournament after taking down C9 in a five-game thriller. Team Liquid started out by winning two quick games, but C9 eventually forced the final to a game five. 

When does the 2021 LCS Spring Season start?

The 2021 LCS Spring Season will officially kick off on February 5 and is set to finish on March 14. 


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