A "consistent growth" in viewership figures for League of Legends' European matches has been reported as the LEC Spring Split enters the playoff stage.
Officials said the Average Minute Audience (AMA) - fans watching at the same time - had grown by nearly 10 per cent compared with the 2019 LEC Spring Split.
There were "huge spikes" in viewership for key clashes between Fnatic and G2 in weeks three and seven.
The Peak Concurrent Viewership of 476,599 for G2 vs Fnatic in week three set a new record for a regular season match.
A statement posted at lolesports read: "This has undoubtedly been a difficult start of the year for everybody, bringing about new challenges none of us could have predicted.
"Despite this, we’ve continued to see consistent growth in viewership for the LEC.
"A large contributor to this increase are our Spanish, French, German, Polish, and Italian streams, which have enjoyed huge growth this year.
"We’ve also seen huge spikes in viewership for the most anticipated matches of Spring. In Week 3, the Fnatic and G2 Esports match saw a record-breaking Peak Concurrent Viewership of 476,599, the highest we’ve ever experienced for a game in the regular season.
"In Week 7, the two legendary teams faced each other again and saw a similarly close Peak Concurrent Viewership of 456,523."