Viewership for the first day of the 2022 LEC Spring Split exceeded 500,000 concurrent viewers.

At its peak, 515,373 people tuned in to the broadcast, according to Esports Charts. The most-watched match of the day was G2 Esports vs. Excel Esports. Despite it being a fairly slow game, a significant number of viewers tuning in isn’t that surprising considering it was the debut of G2’s new roster.

A new superteam on European soil in the form of Team Vitality took on the defending LEC champions, MAD Lions, in the day’s opening match, which ended up being fairly popular as well. Overall, in terms of peak viewers, the competition only once went below 400,000. That was during the fourth game of the day between Astralis and Misfits Gaming.

All in all, the LEC can mark its first day of the 2022 season as a success. It had an average of 332,149 viewers, which totaled 2,297,357 hours watched.

As far as peak viewers are concerned, today’s statistics don’t even come close to the 2021 LEC Spring and Summer Splits’ records. The former was at its highest with 831,198 people and the latter had 843,491 fans watching during its peak. Still, both records were set during the season’s crucial playoff games, so it’s fair to bet that these numbers will rise as the season advances.

The LEC returns tomorrow with another day packed with matches. By the end of the day, two of the biggest title contenders will go against each other when Fnatic face Vitality. You can watch all the games on the LEC’s Twitch channel.